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  • The dead dog that changed color twice

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Thursday July 31st, 2014 at 08:09 AM

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    Though dead, Jack is still on duty and solicits a continuance of your contributions in support of his good work for the Orphans. So reads the plaque in London Jacks glass display case at the Bluebell Railway museum.

    (London Jack after being restored to his original color)

    From the Victorian era until after World War Two, charity collection dogs were a popular sight in British train stations. They continued their charitable calling even after death.

    Once famous for patrolling Londons Waterloo...

  • What My Dog Has Taught Me About Living With Cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday July 30th, 2014 at 09:38 AM

    In 2013 our beloved dog, CB, was diagnosed with melanoma. It was a stunning blow to all of us and even the veterinarian had a hard time with the test results. The tumor was in one of the bones that made up his first toe on the right foot and we made the decision to remove the entire toe as a precaution. The vet assured me that he would do just fine without it and she was right. Following several weeks of healing, he was right back to bounding up the stairs behind me every evening on our way...

  • Man tells goodbye to dying dog by taking it on vacation across New York

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday July 29th, 2014 at 08:10 AM

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    A man was devastated with the grim diagnosis of his dog and is determined to make their short time together very special.

    James Garcia and Elmo

    James Garcia of New York, recently learned that her dog named Elmo, has only a few months left to live.

    Earlier this month, Garcia learned that his beloved 16-year-old dog suffers from liver cancer, bladder disease and renal failure.

    Since then Garcia has been carrying Elmo around New York City, showing the dog his favorite sites and restaurants in a...

  • Popular therapy dog fighting cancer again

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Sunday July 27th, 2014 at 05:44 AM

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    Dog trainer Charlie Brugnola knows that his little therapy dog, Sweetheart, wont be with him much longer. Cancer continues to slowly take the life from his canine friend.

    After losing his therapy dog, Jinx, a few years back to cancer, the Air Force veteran whos trained dogs for more than 40 years said hes learned a valuable lesson about life and death.

    The best thing to do is to make them comfortable and to let them go emotionally Brugnola said as his voice cracked slightly. Its a selfish thing...

  • Daisy: The dog who has sniffed out over 500 cases of cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Thursday July 24th, 2014 at 11:53 AM

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    Dr Claire Guest was preoccupied with thoughts about work as she took her dogs for a walk one grey February evening in 2009. A long-term dream to use sniffer dogs to detect early signs of cancer had hit an impasse.

    Claire, an animal behavioral psychologist, was convinced the animals could sense abnormal cancer cells through smells emitted by the skin, urine or even in the breath. Her first clinical research, published five years earlier, had shown it was possible to train dogs to detect cancer...

  • Gullivers Run – Run Against Canine Cancer with the NCCF!

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Thursday July 24th, 2014 at 05:06 AM

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    The National Canine Cancer Foundation is very proud to offer passionate owners the opportunity to remember and honor the dogs that have touched your heart. Through the Foundations work, in this case specifically www.RunAgainstCanineCancer.org, we are committed to providing dog lovers a voice in fighting back against canine cancer! 2013 was the Inaugural Gullivers Run, a tribute to John and Lisas beloved Vizsla running partner Gulliver. Many are very dedicated and passionate following the...

  • Classroom Canine Dies After Cancer Battle

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at 08:15 AM

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    Kasey, a 9-year-old golden retriever who visited thousands of Santa Fe schoolchildren with police Officer Bruce Pratz and was a fixture at community events, died July 7 after a battle with spleen cancer.

    Kasey, a 9-year-old golden retriever who visited thousands of Santa Fe school-children with police Officer Bruce Pratz, died of spleen cancer on July 7. She and Pratz were named City Employees of the Month in February 2009. (Courtesy of Annette Pratz)

    We learned of her illness shortly after...

  • What You Need To Know About Cancer In Dogs

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 10:20 AM

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    Warning Signs And Natural Remedies

    Who would have thought that cancer would become the leading cause of death in dogs over 10-years old. Cancer simply means that certain cells are reproducing faster than normal. Older cells in the cancerous area are not dying off like they should which is why they can grow so fast. The good news is if it is caught early enough, some can be cured. Regular check-ups with your veterinarian can help catch it early so a proper treatment can be administered, before...

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