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  • Smoker says passive smoking was to blame for the death of her dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Thursday March 26th, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    When her beloved dog collapsed and had to be rushed to the vet, Heather Goddard was horrified.

    The grandmother was left grief-stricken when tests showed Clover, an eight-year-old crossbreed, had lung cancer and would have to be put down.

    But the biggest shock came when she was told that her dogs death was caused by passive smoking the result of being in the house as she and her husband Keith puffed through 30 cigarettes each a day.

    Devastated: 62-year-old Heather Goddard, from Seaton Delaval,...

  • When Cancer in Dogs Isn't Just Bad Luck

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday March 24th, 2015 at 11:18 AM

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    While its true research has shown that a roll of the dice determines most cases of cancer, there is an area where the incidence of cancer is not a function of bad luck but of something more concrete: genetics. As a follow-up to my earlier article, I thought it would be useful to look at why this is so and to also consider that, if there is a silver lining here, it is that the predisposition for developing cancer among certain breeds may provide researchers with tools to better study cancer in...

  • National Puppy Day Raises Awareness About Orphaned Pups

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday March 23rd, 2015 at 11:44 AM

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    Dog lovers, give your little furry friend an extra hug and treat today. Monday is National Puppy Day.

    Celebrity Pet & Home Life Style expert and author Colleen Paige founded the holiday in 2006 to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills, according to the website for National Puppy Day.

    Image credit: Getty Images

    National Puppy is a special day to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives, the...

  • Beloved Seattle police dog retiring after terminal cancer diagnosis

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    A dedicated Seattle police dog will be retiring following a cancer diagnosis and his heartbroken partner is retiring from the K9 Unit, as well.

    (Craig Williamson and his partner, Dennis)

    KOMO 4 News reported yesterday that bomb detection dog Dennis, who has patrolled the streets of Seattle for six years, will be retiring after receiving the devastating diagnosis.

    Dennis partner, Officer, Craig Williamson, was the first to notice that the yellow Labrador retriever was having difficulty...

  • Dog bacteria might benefit human health

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday March 20th, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Arizona researchers are studying the biological connection between humans and dogs that could be shared through saliva, skin, and even feces.

    Scientists at the University of Arizona created the Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative (HAIRI) to study the health links between humans and animals.

    Weve noticed that the human-non-human interaction is something that happens all around us, all the time, said Netzin Steklis, a lecturer in Family Studies and Human Development at UA and co-founder...

  • Does your dog have food allergies?

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday March 18th, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Just as we can develop food allergies, so can mans best friend.

    Food allergies occur when a dogs immune system mistakenly treats a specific protein as harmful and responds with antibodies that trigger a series of symptoms. Proteins are present not only in meats, but also in grains and vegetables, so any commercial dog food could cause an allergic reaction.

    When your dog is on a special diet, don't feed him any other foods, including treats, unless recommended by your veterinarian. (Photo:...

  • Knowing the signs of a rare canine cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday March 17th, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Invasive TCC is a rare disease overall, but its the most common cancer of the urinary tract in dogs. Certain breeds are at higher risk: Scottish terriers, Shetland sheepdogs, beagles, West Highland white terriers and wirehaired fox terriers.

    Invasive TCC is a rare disease overall, but it's the most common cancer of the urinary tract in dogs. (iStock)

    We dont know exactly what causes the disease, but researchers suspect a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors,...

  • Dog diagnosed with bone cancer nears the completion of her bucket list

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday March 16th, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    A dog who has been given just weeks to live is today completing one of the final items on her bucket list appearing in her local newspaper.

    Symon Spencer and his partner Theresa Clancy with their dog Coco and Coco's bucket list

    Eight-year-old rottweiler Coco was diagnosed with bone cancer two weeks ago, so her owners Symon Spencer and Theresa Clancy, of Charlotte Mews, Farnborough, set up a list of things for her to do in her final days, including an appearance in this weeks News & Mail....

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