Cancer Canine Awareness: Pet Trust – the dogs singing video

November 16, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Cancer can affect all living creatures. 25% of dogs die of a cancer related illness. If you didn’t know this Pet Trust wants you to know.

Pet Trust is a Canadian charitable fund, based out of Toronto, dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of dogs and cats. Pet Trust created the “Keep Cancer on a Leash” campaign to raise awareness of animal cancer. Monies donated to the campaign also go for the treatment of dogs and cats with cancer at the Ontario Veterinary College Mona Campbell Animal Cancer Centre at the University of Guelph.

If you haven’t seen the video “We Could Be Heros” from Pet Trust here it is –

The cool thing about this video is that you can put your own dog in the video. Click on the link on Pet Trust’s website that says “Put Your Pet In The Video” – upload up to 3 photos and your email address and your video link will be sent to you.

Do not forget to donate! In fact go right now to Pet Trust’s Keep Cancer on a Leash website and donate what you can.

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

September 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Golden retrievers have some of the friendliest, most lovable dispositions out of any dog breed. Many owners consider their golden retrievers to be important members of the family who provide everything from companionship and entertainment to boundless love and selfless devotion.

Through its Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the Morris Animal Foundation has come up with a wonderful opportunity for golden retriever owners who are at least 18 years of age and living in the United States to give back to the pets who give us so much. Cancer is the leading cause of death in all dogs older than age two, and it sadly kills over half of all golden retrievers. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study hopes to drastically lower these numbers and improve the health of golden retrievers everywhere by studying them, as the study’s name suggest, over the course of a dog’s lifetime.

Participation is limited to golden retrievers that are healthy, less than 2 years old at the time of application and that have a three-generation pedigree, and it extends throughout the life of your dog. If you participate, you are responsible for selecting a veterinarian, completing an online questionnaire about your dog’s habits and temperament and annually visiting the veterinarian for exams and sample collections.

While participating is certainly a long-term commitment, the study’s findings have the potential to be incredibly valuable in improving the health of future golden retrievers. Participating will allow researchers to help identify how certain factors such as genetics and diet could affect a golden retriever’s risk of getting cancer and other major health disorders, and can assist researchers in developing more effective methods of dealing with cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

The study is an easy, minimally invasive and inexpensive way to give back to future generations of golden retrievers in a big way. If this seems like an opportunity that you or any other golden retriever-owners you know may be interested in, visit the Morris Animal Foundation online to learn more about the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study and get started on the registration process. Sign up today and help make the world a better, healthier place for your golden retriever!

Tips for Caring for a Dog with Cancer via @LorieAHuston

December 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Great tips for any type of cancer from Dr. Greg Ogilvie from Angel Care Cancer Center at California Veterinary Specialists. Thanks for letting us know what was said at his lecture Dr. Lorie

Canine and Feline Cancer: Tips for Caring for a Dog or Cat with Cancer

Canine and Feline Cancer

Cancer is a diagnosis no dog or cat owner wants to hear. It strikes fear into the heart of every pet owner. And that fear can sometimes jeopardize the health and well-being of your beloved dog or cat.

Canine and Feline Cancer Causes Pain: Do not Let Your Dog or Cat Hurt

Dogs and Cats with Cancer Do not Need to Vomit or Have Diarrhea

Do not Let Your Dog or Cat Starve Because of Canine or Feline Cancer

While a diagnosis of canine or feline cancer is still likely to be scary for most dog and cat owners, working with your veterinarian to control pain, to control vomiting, nausea and diarrhea, and to insure adequate nutrition for your pet can help provide compassionate care for your pet and make sure that your pet is as comfortable as possible.