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  • Working toward nonsurgical pet sterilization

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday January 21st, 2015 at 08:05 AM


    Harvard bioengineer David Mooney spends lots of time thinking about novel ways to fight cancer. An implantable device he developed that activates the immune system to shrink tumors is now being tested at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in patients with melanoma.

    Which is why it might seem surprising, at first, to hear Mooney talk about his latest project: creating a swift, simple vaccine that will help save the lives of stray cats and dogs, not cancer patients. Mooney recently received a...

  • Dog Obesity and Fat Dogs - A Growing Health Problem

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday January 19th, 2015 at 08:07 AM


    Dog obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems for dogs today. In this article well discuss the ideal weight for your dog, how to prevent dog obesity through diet and exercise, and what to do if all else fails.

    The Dog Obesity Issue

    According to the CDC approximately one-third of adults in the United States are obese and the trend towards obesity appears to be worsening. Veterinarians are noticing a corresponding increase in the prevalence of dog obesity. Just as in people, obesity...

  • Mammary Cancer: Mia's Story

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Sunday January 18th, 2015 at 07:49 AM


    Mia is an 8.5 years old Irish Wolfhound. When she was about 7.5, her mom found a small, pea-sized nodule on her belly. Senior dogs do get the odd lump or bump. It was small so she wasnt overly worried. Particularly because the nodule wasnt growing or changing.

    Irish Wolfhounds are magnificent creatures: gentle giants of the dog world. Sadly, like many large breeds of dogs, they have a relatively short life span, with many of the breed reaching the end of their lives by seven to ten years of...

  • How long lasts the phase of Growth on Dogs?

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday January 16th, 2015 at 07:30 AM


    Most dogs reach their full growth at the age of 12 to 18 months, but this period may last longer on several breeds with big body. There are several breeds to reach their external appearance at the age of 6 months, however, the growth may continue for some more months until their final growth.

    Below is a summary ofthe breeds until their final growth.

    Small dog breeds:

    These kind of dogs seem to reach their building construct within the period from 6 to 8 months, and the final growth of their full...

  • The last moment of Daisy life - Painful and heart-broken story

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday January 14th, 2015 at 08:45 AM


    What heart-broking story which will compel your tears to be free, and make room in your chest cavity for your heart to grow a few sizes. The poor Daisy died of bone cancer in both bag legs.

    Cancer is a word, not a sentence. Never give up. Dogs suffering from osteosarcoma may develop one or more of the following symptoms believe in your dog. Every day is a lifetime.

    She had stopped eating and was having seizures. Before this video she was given a shot to help calm her down and something for pain...

  • What to Expect When Your Dog Gets Older?

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday January 13th, 2015 at 10:02 AM


    Dogs age faster than humans. The average life expectancy of a medium-size dog is about 12 years and depends on many factors, including breed, size, genetics, nutrition, environment and vaccination history, to name a few. In general, large and giant breeds tend to age faster than smaller and toy breeds. Great Danes, for example, seldom reach 12 years of age, while occasionally Chihuahuas may reach 20 years old. Any dog between 7 and 8 years of age should be considered middle-aged (although...

  • What Causes Cancer In Our Dogs And Cats - It's Not like They Smoke or Drink?

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday January 12th, 2015 at 10:55 AM


    Did you ever wonder what causes cancer in pets? I mean, its not like they smoke or drink, or do drugs. So, why do our four-legged friends get so sick?

    Hearing the news that your pet has been diagnosed with cancer can be both devastating and terrifying at the same time. It is natural to have many questions about exactly what the diagnosis means, what might happen to your pet as the cancer progresses, and what options you have for treating the disease.

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    One of the...

  • Rotating Your Dog's Diet? Here's What You'll Need to Know to Change Your Dog's Food Safely

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday January 9th, 2015 at 10:33 AM


    Diet rotation is mostly frowned upon by most veterinarians. And for good reason, because making drastic changes to your furry pals diet can often lead to several problems.

    However, several people are in favor of diet rotation and this practice is becoming increasingly popular among dog owners. The key is to doing it the right way so that your pooch isnt stressed by the changes. Some dogs may also need to have their diet changed for a number of reasons.

    Whether your pooch needs a change of diet,...

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