Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Malignant melanoma in dogs. Just as in people, malignant melanoma is a type of skin cancer in dogs that affects pigmented cells known as melanocytes. Dogs often develop benign tumors in pigmented cells that do not metastasize, which are called melanocytomas. These tumors are found on areas of the dog’s body that have hair. Most malignant melanomas occur on the mouth or mucous membranes,...

5 Types of Skin Cancer in Dogs

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

By Joanne Intile, DACVIM From PetMed.com The skin is the largest organ of a dog, and tumors affecting this structure are common. Between 60 to 80 percent of skin tumors in dogs are benign, meaning if you notice a lump on your dog’s skin, there’s a good chance it won’t be anything to worry about. However, the visible appearance of a growth can’t be...

Veterinarians use nanoparticles to deliver cancer treatment in dogs, cats

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

  While the article is a bit dated, the information is still valuable. A 2017 video from Memorial Sloan Kettering regarding nanoparticles now being used more often in human cancer patients led to this article below. Perhaps some readers were unfamiliar with the nano-particle technology process for their animals. We hope this will encourage others to research this potential treatment for their companions.  ...

Pet Hospice: Helping owners and pets say goodbye in comfortable surroundings

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Making the painful decision to help our companion animals pass is never an easy one. Taking them to the vet clinic for the final good bye is even more difficult—especially for our beloved friends. Dr. Laurie Brush offers an alternative – in home, end-life health care, or pet hospice. Posted 8:35 PM, May 10, 2017, by Michael Dupre Watch the accompanying video here.  ...

Pet cancer awareness: Fighting the fight for pets

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

By Dr. Bonnie Jones from the Lima Ohio News Those who know me well probably would say I am passionate about two things: veterinary medicine and ending the fight against cancer. My greatest frustration is diagnosing cancer in pets or learning about a loved one with cancer that has lurked in their bodies too long. As time marches on, I am witnessing the loss...

My breast cancer scare ended up saving my dog’s life

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

By Rachel Spencer The Mirror (UK) After Mary Burgess found lumps in her breast, she took Gracie Lou to the vet as a precaution, where she was diagnosed with mammary cancer When Mary Burgess found a lump in her breast she was understandably frantic and had checks straight away. And her health scare helped save the life of her dog, Gracie Lou – because...

Canine Testing Underway for Cachexia Drug

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Canine Testing Underway for Cachexia Drug KATIE KOSKO Tuesday, May 02, 2017 From Oncology Nursing News The American Cancer Society estimates that cachexia is the immediate cause of death in 20% to 40% of patients with cancer, and a new drug being tested in dogs is showing some promise. Cachexia often occurs in patients in advanced stages of the disease. Although, it is commonly...

Cancer cells cast a sweet spell on the immune system

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

  While this article directly pertains to the human aspect of cancer, and tends to be a little technical, the information can be equally pertinent in how cancer behaves and “disguises” itself in our canine friends. This article is reprinted from Science News,”Magazine issue: Vol. 191 No. 6, April 1, 2017, p. 24 . We hope you’ll find it informative. Magazine issue: Vol. 191...