We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information
Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
I love my Dolly girl. More soul sister than pet, she keeps me grounded and makes me laugh. When I learned in April 2012 that the cancer removed from her leg two years ago had recurred and could not be successfully treated with surgery alone, I lost it. The next few months were some of the most challenging emotionally and physically of her life and mine. I have learned so much that I wish I had known at the beginning of this journey, which has involved multiple surgeries and weeks of...
Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 09:33 AM
My friend Porter is fighting stage 3 Mast Cell Cancer. He is really a champ, this is his 8th week on Palladia, and the lymph nodes have all shrunk to normal size and he is his normal peppy self.
Porter and I at work
Quite a big change from thinking we had 2-4 weeks left with him. We hike a lot, and at least according to some people, we hike too much (dont get me started). It is something that we have done together since he was a pup
Baby Porter taking a break on top of Moxie Bald Mountain
Monday August 18th, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Cells are the fundamental units of life; these small living organisms in your dogs body are responsible for constant communication, responding to environmental changes, and reacting to signals from your dog. If your dogs cells are compromised, the function of tissues and organs, which are created and made up of cells, can fail. The physical health of dogs, as well as humans, depends on the health of these trillions of cells that create the organs, tissues, and bones that support the body....
Friday August 15th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Lymphoma is a common form of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, a network of vessels, nodes, and organs that are part of the circulatory system.
The lymphatic system produces B-lymphocytes and T-lymphocytes, disease-fighting white blood cells that travel through the blood in a fluid called lymph, says Mona Rosenberg, D.V.M., a board-certified veterinary oncologist and founder of Veterinary Cancer Group, which has four locations in Southern California. Lymphoma occurs when...
Thursday August 14th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Pet dogs have helped researchers show that a special bacteria can seemingly fight cancer, causing tumors to shrink. A modified version of Clostridium novyi bacteria, when injected into solid soft tissue tumors, will eat away at the cancerous cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue, researchers report Aug. 13 in the latest Science Translational Medicine.
Six of 16 canines showed tumor-shrinking response
Researchers injected C. novyi spores into 16 pet dogs being treated for naturally...
Wednesday August 13th, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Just as with people, our four legged friends can suffer from allergies too. There are many types of allergens that can affect your dog. Allergy symptoms that result from repeated consumption of potential allergens are usually referred to as food allergies. Food allergies are most commonly seen in response to the protein source in the food (i.e beef, chicken or lamb). Common clinical sign seen in dogs with food allergies include such things as dermatologic (skin/ear), digestive, or respiratory...
Monday August 11th, 2014 at 09:45 AM
The dreaded C word is something no canine owner ever wants to hear, but a cancer diagnosis doesnt mean a death sentence for your pooch. Tim Falk investigates what cancer can mean for you and your dog.
When Bianca Russells 11-year-oldLabradorRuthie was diagnosed with leukemia, Russell immediately assumed the worst. I thought that was it, she says. I thought cancer meant shed have to be put down straight away, that her life was over. I didnt know there were treatment options available for dogs.
Sunday August 10th, 2014 at 09:19 AM
Dogs suffering with potentially fatal skin cancer may qualify to receive expensive treatments for free through a route not often available in South Florida: a veterinary clinical drug trial.
The Animal Cancer Care Clinic, which has a hospital and two outpatient clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties, is testing the drug Kinavet-CA1 for its manufacturer, AB Science. The oral medication has been conditionally approved for mast cell tumors, one of the most common types of canine cancers, and...
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