Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Pets Share Owners’ Diseases

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Dogs and cats now suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and more, just like humans, and researchers are now investigating common risk factors for pets and owners

Due to the same environments and hazards, dogs are experiencing many of the same ailments as their human companions. We can learn a lot from those factors that cause both
animals and people to get diseases. If both are getting them, then we can logically assume it may be in the environment. For the full story.

Orvis Teams with Betty White to Fight Canine Cancer

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Betty White loves dogs as much as she loves a good laugh – and her new video, is a funny, but ultimately important video to help raise money annually for the Morris Animal Foundation’s cancer research campaign. The Emmy Award-winning comedian truly brings on the laughs as she attempts to get her co-star, Buck the pooch, on the cover of the Orvis catalog.

The Orvis Company is committed to improving the health of dogs, and through the Orvis Cover Dog Photo Contest and direct donations, Orvis and its customers have raised over $500,000 so far in support of the Morris Animal Foundation in their fight against this terrible disease.

The Cover Dog Photo contest is now open, and photographs can be submitted through March 2012.

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To join in the fight against canine cancer, send your check to Morris Animal Foundation, c/o The Orvis Company, 178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT 05250.

Cancer and Dogs: One Pet’s Tale by John Rennie

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Two years ago, for roughly the 15,000th time, I patted our dog Newman on the head. That time my fingers found an unexpected depression half the size of a ping-pong ball above and behind his right eye.

Thinking he had somehow bashed in his skull, my wife Jennifer and I rushed Newman to a nearby veterinarian, who quickly set us straight. His skull was fine. Rather, the bulky muscles of Newman’s forehead and jaw had withered, revealing the bony contours beneath.

The most likely cause was a brain tumor. With that suggestion, we plunged into a two-year lesson in the treatment of canine cancer.

The National Canine Cancer Foundation estimates that one out of every three dogs gets cancer, in part, because modern pets’ longer life spans allow more time for malignancies to develop.

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