Puppy Up Newsletter — March 24 2017

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Reception Recognizes Gift to Support Comparative Oncology January 13, 2017 Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s comparative oncology research program received a major boost in the form of a six figure gift presented just before the winter recess.  On December 20, Luke Robinson, founder of the Puppy Up Foundation, stopped by to present a $100,000 gift in support of bladder cancer research being led by Dr. Deborah...

“Don’t ignore a skin lump. It could be a Mast Cell Tumor.”

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

More on Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs – A Common Canine Skin Cancer A few blog posts ago, we posted a piece on mast cell tumors by Dr. Sue Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology). We thought this would be a great follow-up article, as it’s a little more detailed. The more educated we become about these cancers, the more able we are to identify...

March 23 is National Puppy Day!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

What else is there to say? Just saying “National Puppy Day” makes a person feel good. Try to say it without smiling. “National Puppy Day.” See? You just can’t say the word PUPPY without a smile in your voice. Imagine a whole day, every year, dedicated to just enjoying puppies. Are you kidding? Here’s a video to prove my point. So, what is National...

Kasey Zimmerman

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in All Memorials, Memorial Wall Gallery

Kasey’s Story (by Amie Zimmerman) I don’t want this story to only be about Kasey leaving us from this world too soon. I also want to share how special she was to our family.  My name is Amie Zimmerman, and I live in Sun Prairie with my husband, Doug, and daughter, Hanna.  For the past 12 years, I have worked as a receptionist at...

March 20th is World Story Telling Day

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

“Once upon a time, a long time ago (well, actually, back in 1991 in Sweden), a Storytelling Day was held. The ethos behind this event caught on around the globe, and now we celebrate World Storytelling Day on an international level. “The aim of World Storytelling Day is to celebrate the art of oral storytelling, with as many people as possible around the world...

The Oncologist’s thoughts on mast cell tumors

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

by Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology) If ever there was a tumor that fits the saying: “one size does NOT fit all”, it is mast cell tumors (MCT). These tumors are common, particularly skin tumors, in dogs. You may know a dog that had a mast cell tumor removed with surgery and went on to live many happy years to never hear from...

6 Human Foods That Are Toxic and Potentially Fatal for Your Pets

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

By Dr. Becker Two researchers at the University of Milan in Italy compiled a list of human foods that cause the most pet poisonings worldwide, and released their findings in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. “Several foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption can be toxic to dogs and cats,” wrote researchers Cristina Cortinovis and Francesca Caloni. “The poisoning episodes are generally...

Types of Cancer

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

This article is reprinted from the National Veterinary Cancer Registry (NVCR) Insulinomas An insulinoma is a malignant tumor of the pancreas that causes excessive secretion of insulin, leading to low blood sugar concentration. Insulinomas usually occur in middle-aged to older dogs, with an age ranging from eight to twelve years. They are very rare in cats and there is no gender predilection. These tumors...

Sonny and Chiba Erceg

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in All Memorials, Memorial Wall Gallery

(by Joanne Y. Erceg)  Sonny, an 11 year old Boxer/Staffie mix passed away on Oct 20, 2016 with a glioma brain tumor after exhausting all possible treatment options. He started getting cancer when he was 4 years old. Mast cell, round cell sarcoma, adenocarcinoma and finally the glioma. He endured many surgeries and rounds of chemo over the years, and through it all he...