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  • Ear inflammation: a common problem in dogs

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at 12:10 PM

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    Ear inflammation, or otitis, is one of the most common medical problems that dogs experience; because there are many causes, it is important to seek veterinary care to prevent severe pain and damage to deeper structures of the ear, which may lead to dizziness and long- term hearing loss.

    Inflammation may occur in the outer ear, middle ear or inner ear, known by the medical terms otitis externa, otitis media and otitis interna.

    The outer ear comprises the ear canal, which ends at the ear drum. A...

  • Top ways Broccoli helps Fight Cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at 10:17 AM

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    Everyone knows that they should eat more fruits and vegetables in order to enjoy better health, and maybe even extend their lifespan by more than just a few years. What many people do not realize, however, is just how good for them these foods are. In addition, most people are not aware of exactly how the fruits and vegetables they eat benefit them. Broccoli is one food that should be on the daily, or at the very least weekly, menu of every person on the planet, and here are the reasons why.

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  • Compound Derived From a Mushroom Lengthens Survival Time in Dogs with Cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday September 12th, 2014 at 10:04 AM

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    Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients human and canine alike a viable alternative or complementary treatment to traditional chemotherapies.

    The study was conducted by two University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine faculty. Dorothy Cimino Brown is...

  • Hair Loss in Dogs

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 09:59 AM

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    What is Alopecia?

    Alopecia is the medical term for partial or complete hair loss. Alopecia is almost always a symptom of an underlying disease or condition. Thus, if your dog is suffering from alopecia, it is important to seek veterinary attention for your dog.

    Alopecia is categorized in different ways depending on how and where the hair loss occurs. Localized alopecia means that the hair loss is only in one area on your dog. Symmetrical alopecia is when alopecia occurs in the same area on both...

  • Dog Eye Infection: 3 Primary Health Risks for Your Dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at 11:16 AM

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    A nasty dog eye infection may begin as a simple allergic reaction to ragweed and before you know it you may find your sweet dog in your home with blood all over her paws and face. Then you would need to drive 30 miles on a Sunday to an emergency animal hospital and be told by the doctor your dog has a more serious problem underneath her eye that will cost you $3,000.

    This news brief gives you 3 primary health risks related to your dogs eye infection and one dog parents painful experience with...

  • My Dog Has Cancer: What Do I Need to Know?

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday September 8th, 2014 at 09:19 AM

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    Any pet owner who has been told their animal has cancer knows the two emotions: anxiety for the beloved pets life, and hope for an effective treatment.

    Many people consider their dogs and cats members of the family, says Food and Drug Administration veterinarian Lisa Troutman. Just as FDA reviews drugs for humans for safety and effectiveness before they can go on the market, the agency does the same for treatments for animals.

    Take, for instance, cancer, which accounts for almost half of the...

  • Ask the Vet: Health benefits of spaying your dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Sunday September 7th, 2014 at 11:02 AM

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    I recently got Chloe, a purebred Golden Retriever puppy. I might want to have puppies someday. What are the pros and cons of spaying her?

    Puppies are a big responsibility. It takes time and effort to be sure that they are healthy and find appropriate homes. In addition, the birth process can have unforeseen complications that would require emergency veterinary care for either Chloe or the puppies.

    Photo courtesy: The Desert Sun

    There are some significant pros for spaying Chloe.

    Spaying a female...

  • Love your dog? Learn the 10Ls

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday September 5th, 2014 at 09:12 AM

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    At the beginning of each month, remember to Feel Your Dog for the 10 Ls and report anything unusual to your vet. We want you to have many happy years with your best friend!

    Early Warning Signs in Dog Cancer

    1. Lumps

    Not all lumps and bumps are cancerous in dogs. There are sebaceous cysts, lipomas, and warts all of which are benign but if you detect a growth on your dog its important to have it checked out by a veterinarian and if warranted, aspirated and biopsied.

    2.Lesions

    Scratches and abscesses...

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