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Could This Be Another Weapon Against Cancer

I am not a fan of most bugs. I particularly don’t like them when they invade my home. But I do understand that bugs serve a very important function in our lives. Enter the Scorpion. Scorpion stings are painful as well as deadly in some instances. But one of the reasons for the existence of […]

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What’s New in Cancer Treatments for Dogs: Page 2

What’s New in Cancer Treatments for Dogs: Page 1 It should be noted that the National Canine Cancer Foundation has awarded “Resvantage Canine” what they call their “Pink Paw Seal of Approval”, saying it is “a product that helps to advance the holistic health of our pets and helps fight canine cancer.” (Resvantage is Pfizer’s […]

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Feeding a Dog on Chemotherapy

Dogs on chemotherapy often lose their appetites. They sometimes feel nauseous, are lethargic and can be a bit depressed, all leading to poor eating. Since cancer and its treatments can sap a dog’s strength, it’s very important for them to eat and give the body the proper nutrition. Here are some tips that can help […]

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Australia-Promising Canine Cancer Vaccine

Researchers at Sydney, Australia’s Kolling Institute have developed and tested a vaccine on 30 dogs with advanced melanoma, bone cancer and liver cancer. So far the results have been positive, slowing the growth of the original tumors and helping to prevent others from occurring. Dr. Chris Weir, who developed the vaccine, used dogs because their […]

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Ongoing Cancer Trials Give Hope

1. Auburn University’s Dr. Bruce Smith, director of the Research Initiative in Cancer unit, has been awarded a 2 year grant by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation for cancer research. A hepatitis virus vaccine has been modified to make copies of itself inside bone cancer cells, releasing thousands of copies of the virus […]

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Cancer in Dogs

I’m going to begin with cancer because my lovely Timo, a Rottweiler mix, has osteosarcoma, bone cancer. It was discovered quite by accident, as she showed no signs of illness. One day, the beginning of December 2008,Timo and my German Shepherd, Quanah, were playing when Quanah accidentally stepped on Timo’s right front leg. Timo let […]

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Log of Timo’s Fight with Cancer

Timo, my beloved Rottweiler has osteosarcoma, bone cancer. It was discovered quite by accident as she showed no signs of illness although she’s been checked regularly by my vet. One day, the beginning of December, 2008, Timo and my German Shepherd, Quanah, were playing when Quanah accidentally stepped on Timo’s right front leg. Timo let […]

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Mast Cell Tumors (Mastocytomas)

Mast Cell Tumors (MCTs) are sometimes misdiagnosed as lipomas (fatty tumors). MCTs are cancerous cells that release histamin and heparin (a blood thinner) which can result in localized swelling, inflammation and allergies. The most common location for MCTs is the skin, but can also be seen in the liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract and bloodstream. An […]

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New Blood Test Detects Canine Cancer

National Canine Cancer Foundation’s President and CEO, Gary Nice, has announced that a simple blood test is now available to detect cancer in dogs. The test, known as VDI-TKcanince+ (Veterinary Diagnostic Institute) can be administered by veterinarians throughout the U.S. VDI Labs highlights some points of the test: The test is used when cancer is […]

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Bone Cancer Dogs Funding OSA Trial

Osteosarcoma (OSA or OS) is a very aggressive bone cancer usually affecting large breed dogs including Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Great Danes, St. Bernards, Doberman Pinschers and more. It was more prevalent in older dogs, aged 8 and up, but it has been occurring in younger large breeds as well. The rate of mestastasis to other […]