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  • Researchers Treat Canine Cancer, Likely to Advance Human Health

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday October 31st, 2014 at 01:34 PM

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    A research team at Mississippi States College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer.

    Their investigation began with only a tiny blood platelet, but quickly they discovered opportunities for growth and expanding the breadth of the research.

    Chelsea McIntosh takes a blood sample from a patient with assistance from Sandra Bulla and Dr. Kari Lunsford. Scientists at Mississippi State UniversityĆ¢s College of...

  • Good Samaritans band together to help cancer-stricken dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 01:02 PM

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    A small dog who was homeless and living his life alone on the streets in Long Beach, California, just a few weeks ago has recently undergone life-saving surgery thanks to the efforts of strangers.

    The dog, named Pico, was discovered by a family who cared enough to not only take him in, but to make arrangements to have him fixed. With only limited funds for the procedure, Picos new family took their new companion to the non-profit organization, Fix Long Beach.

    Pico came to the organizations...

  • How to Calculate Your Dog's Age

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday October 29th, 2014 at 12:41 PM

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    Its common knowledge that dogs age faster than people. But the conventional wisdom that one dog year equals seven human years is an oversimplified view of how old your dog is in human years. Although a dogs age averages out this way, there is quite a bit of variation. For example, dogs mature more quickly than children in the first couple of years. So the first year of a dogs life is equal to about 15 human years, rather than seven.

    Size and breed also influence the rate at which a dog ages....

  • Make Halloween a treat not trick for your dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday October 27th, 2014 at 12:03 PM

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    Keep your dog safe this Halloween by following a few simple steps. Halloween poses a number of health and welfare risks to dogs, from eating foods that can be toxic to mans best friend, such as chocolate and some sweets, to being scared by trick or treaters and children in costumes.

    Dogs at Halloween

    Chocolate and sweets may be found in abundance around your home at this time of year, and although these may be a treat for us humans, they can make our canine companions very unwell.

    Chocolate

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  • Story of Jackson a Black Lab dog with Cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Sunday October 26th, 2014 at 05:55 AM

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    Recently I learned that my dog has cancer. When my dad told me, I didnt really feel anything for about a minute. News like that never feels real until you hear your fathers voice crack.

    Jacks a 100lb black lab. Hes about 8 years old and blindly adores me and my family the way only dogs can. I visit my parents a few times a month and if Jack sees me from the top of the driveway, he just about plows me over. If I were to match his excitement, hed squeal for an hour. Hes a happy dog.Hehas the...

  • Supercharge your Dog's Health with these 10 Human Foods

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Thursday October 23rd, 2014 at 12:27 PM

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    People food bad for Pooches? No way! Contrary to what many people think when it comes to feeding your furkid there are 10 readily available, relatively cheap human foods that are especially good for their health that can be used in conjunction with any commercial or homemade food.

    Weve all seen the specially formulated pet diet boosters, supplements and vitamins, but these 10 natural foods will absolutely supercharge your dogs diet and improve not only their skin and coat but their overall...

  • Pet owner drove hundreds of miles a week to care for her sick dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 09:25 AM

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    An animal lover who spent more than 1,000 per month and drove hundreds of miles a week to care for her sick dog has been named Britains most dedicated pet owner.

    Committed Christie Hanson embarked on a 150-mile round trip every week, at the same time as racking up thousands of pounds worth of vets bills, in order to give her German Shepherd Roxie the best possible chance of fighting cancer.

    Prize winner Christie Hanson, left, and tragic German Shepherd Roxie, right

    The 25-year-old video game...

  • Getting Ticks Off of Your Dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 12:56 PM

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    If your dog spends time outside in areas where ticks like to hang out, a tick check should be part of your daily routine.

    Even the best repellents may not prevent these parasites from latching onto your pooch. And since it can take 24 to 48 hours for an attached tick to transmit an infection to its host, its important to promptly and properly remove these parasites.

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    Check, please!

    First, run your fingers slowly over your dogs entire body. If you...

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