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  • 7 Preventative Health Care Tips for Dogs

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday September 29th, 2014 at 11:51 AM

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    Pet health professionals at Drs. 4 Pets offers their expertise on the most effective measures to keep your dog healthy and strong.

    REMEMBER ANNUAL VET VISITS

    One of the best ways to prevent health problems in your pets is to maintain annual wellness exams with your veterinarian. Dogs age at a faster rate than humans and their health status can change significantly over the course of a year. Your vet will check your dog from head to toe looking for any changes since the previous visit. Routine...

  • Top five benefits of walking your dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Saturday September 27th, 2014 at 12:04 PM

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    In preparation for National Walk Your Dog Week (Oct. 1-7), Pet360 surveyed more than 4,000 dog owners to find out how often the average canine is walked by a human companion.

    The survey found that only 56 percent of dog owners walk their dog at least once per day. Even more surprising is that 33 percent of respondents said they rarely take their dogs for a walk, preferring instead to let them out in the yard.

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    While 75 percent of respondents did say their dogs...

  • New hope for beloved family pets: New blood test for canine cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Thursday September 25th, 2014 at 01:16 PM

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    Nearly one out of four dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime and 20 per cent of those will be lymphoma cases.

    A team of researchers from the University of Leicester has helped Avacta Animal Health Ltd to develop a new user-friendly electronic system for diagnosing lymphoma in dogs in the early stages, and for remission monitoring.

    Marketed as cLBT (canine lymphoma blood test), this is the first test of its kind to track the remission monitoring status of a dog after undergoing...

  • Paws for a Cause: Event set to benefit canine cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday September 24th, 2014 at 01:16 PM

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    My Best Friends Training in LaMoille will be hosting their first ever Paws for a Cause fundraiser event this Saturday, Sept. 27.

    This event is calling on all area dog owners to join in on a fun-filled afternoon with their furry friend, while at the same time supporting a great cause.

    Jen Rhodes, owner of My Best Friends Training, has put together a number of activities for dogs to partake in everything from a best kisser contest, to highest jumper, best costume, fastest dog, best catcher and...

  • Using Alternative Therapies to Fight Cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 at 12:43 PM

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    Cancer shortens the lives of fully half of all dogs and cats in the U.S. The disease is pervasive, its often diagnosed too late, and there is a disturbing trend toward cancer in ever younger companion animals. These factors, coupled with the risks and expense associated with aggressive traditional veterinary cancer treatments, have vets and pet owners alike searching for less toxic, effective therapies to prevent and treat the disease in dogs and cats.

    Two supplements are currently under...

  • Officials Warn Virus Could Sicken and Kill Dogs

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday September 22nd, 2014 at 09:07 AM

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    Health officials are warning dog owners to be on the lookout for a deadly canine virus that could sicken or kill their pets.

    Dozens of dogs have been killed by the canine parvovirus in New Jersey, according to ABC News affiliate WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.

    The American Veterinary Medical Association says the virus is highly contagious and can affect all dogs, although puppies and unvaccinated pets are most at risk.

    Pet Health: How to Prevent Parvovirus

    Does Your Dog Need a Flu Shot?

    Do Your Pets...

  • Team Its For The Dogs Continues to Take a Stand Against Canine Cancer!

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday September 19th, 2014 at 11:22 AM

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    In 2008 Debra Roseman decided she needed a new hobby and on Thanksgiving Day she set out and hit the pavement for her first run. Several months later, and many miles later, her husband found an event online called The Bruiser Memorial 5k being held in October 2009. Knowing his wifes love for dogs, he suggested she go to the race which benefited canine cancer research.

    Deb did sign up for the race that day and having known friends who lost their dogs to cancer she even took a shot at...

  • Why are golden retrievers so susceptible to cancer: particularly lymphoma?

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday September 17th, 2014 at 11:59 AM

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    We dont yet know exactly why 60% of golden retrievers will get cancer. We know this is about twice the rate for other dogs and we know it is definitely genetic. What we dont know yet is which specific genes are involved.

    We also dont know why golden retrievers from the U.S. are more likely to end up with a form of cancer called hemangiosarcoma. Or why golden retrievers from the U.K. are more likely to get lymphoma. (Genetics almost certainly explains most of this difference too.)

    Undoubtedly we...

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