Integrative Medicine

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

There is a dramatic paradigm shift occurring in the animal health care world. This new paradigm, which is called Integrative Medicine, takes a more holistic approach to the treatment of animal disorders than the present traditional medical model which focuses mainly on pharmacological solutions. The Veterinary Institute of Integrative Medicine (VIIM) was formed to bring integrative medicine to the forefront of animal healing. It...

Multiple Myeloma in Dogs & Cats – A Cancer of the Immune System

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

This article is reprinted from Critical Care DVM August 21, 2017 by CriticalCareDVM As a board-certified veterinary internal medicine and emergency/critical care specialist, I’m used to seeing unwell patients. The sickest of the sick. But this week I saw cancer patient after cancer patient. Beautiful pets with committed families. I’m not a cancer specialist, and unfortunately the closest one in three hours away. So,...

Happy National Dog Day!

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

It’s National Dog Day!   Happy National Dog Day from your friends at the Puppy Up Foundation! Show us how you are celebrating with you best friend by posting a photo to our Puppy Up Foundation page today. #nationaldogday   Ways to celebrate National Dog Day   1. Take your dog to the beach or on a hike through the fields or woods. 2....

These Tumor Symptoms Can Come On Quickly, Without Warning

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

Disclaimer: The Puppy Up Foundation does not endorse nor recommend any particular product, service, or treatment. We offer information strictly for educational and/or informational purposes. We believe it is the pet owner’s responsibility to do the research and draw his or her own conclusions. (Dr. Karen Becker) A brain tumor, like all tumors, is a mass of abnormal tissue that grows out of control....

Japanese Town Seeks Help From Dogs To Sniff Out Stomach Cancer

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

While Japan is known to have higher than average rates of stomach cancer, the residents of the town of Kaneyama in Yamagata Prefecture appear to be particularly susceptible to the gastric ailment. After a recent report revealed that the municipality had one of the highest stomach cancer fatality rates out of the nation’s 344 “secondary medical districts,” the town officials decided to get its...

It’s Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week

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

Pets of the Homeless is the only national animal organization focused completely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless. Help Someone Care for Their Best Bud Unconditional Love – Loyalty – Companionship – Protection The economy is healing but the homeless situation is not. Once a person lands in homelessness it is a daily struggle to get out. With...

Sea sponge may hold key to pancreatic cancer treatment, researchers say

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

[Wonder what potential this has for treatment in dogs?]   PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 July, 2017, 5:02pm South China Morning Post A small sponge discovered in dark, icy waters of the Pacific Ocean off the US state of Alaska could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, researchers say. Pancreatic cancer tumours are particularly aggressive and notoriously difficult to treat. “One would never...

Cancer cells put the brakes on immune system

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

July 28, 2017 In order for cancer cells to successfully spread and multiply, they must find a way to avoid the body’s own immune system. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have published an explanation for how this occurs with chronic lymphatic leukemia (CLL). Degenerated cells cause an inflammatory reaction and influence other blood cells to the extent that the immune system is...

Compound Derived From a Mushroom Lengthens Survival Time in Dogs With Cancer, Penn Vet Study Finds

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

This article, from Penn News,  is dated 2012, but the information is as valuable today as it was 5 years ago. Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 Monday, September 10, 2012 PHILADELPHIA — Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings...