Man’s best friend: Evolutionary history of dogs could shed light on cancer, epilepsy in both species

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

Ian Johnston | April 28, 2017 | Independent from The Genetics Literacy Project An evolutionary tree of more than 161 dog breeds has been mapped out by geneticists, showing which types are closely related to each other. The research will be of obvious interest to dog owners but it is hoped it will shed light on the causes of diseases that affect both dogs and...

It’s Responsible Animal Guardian Month!

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

May is “Responsible Animal Guardian Month.” Well, isn’t every month? But there’s actually a month set aside to be extra-responsible. Being a responsible animal guardian means a lot of things, but one of the most important, and easy to remember, is to pet your pups for lumps and bumps the first of every month. (Cats too.) Of course, we pet them and hug on...

Cinnamon Sole

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in All Memorials, Memorial Wall Gallery

God’s Peace our baby girl.  Cinnamon Edwards-Sole: born Jan. 22, 2006.  Cinn died peacefully in our arms, at home being loved on April 17, 2017.  Cinn was diagnosed with osa of her left hind leg and had an amputation on Oct. 23, 2015.  She recovered and displayed a will to live that amazed us all!  Cinnamon touched many lives and taught us all something...

April 2017 Puppy Up Foundation Newsletter

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Mizzou seeks canine cancer patients for clinical trials By Andy Marso amarso@kcstar.com The University of Missouri’s Veterinary Health Center is seeking cancer-stricken canines to test a drug researchers hope will let dogs — and maybe someday humans — live longer. The university is running clinical trials in partnership with Tensive Controls Inc. on a medication for cachexia, a wasting syndrome that causes about one-third...

CSU comparative oncology documentary set for national release

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Mar, 2017 by Mary Guiden “The Answer to Cancer Might Be Walking Beside Us,” a documentary produced by Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain PBS, will air nationally on public television stations starting in April 2017. The film, which showcases comparative oncology, or how human and animal doctors can work together to beat cancer, first aired in September 2016 on Rocky Mountain PBS. It will...

A Dog’s Nose — Don’t Worry, Smell Happy!

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

We’ve recently published a couple of articles on how the fact that dogs’ sense of smell is so acute that they can be trained to sniff out, among other things, certain kinds of cancers. But what do we really know about our best furry friend’s nose, other than it can sometimes get a dog into mischief? Here’s an interesting article from InSutu about how...

The Nose Knows: Can Dogs Be Trained to Sniff Out Cancer?

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

We’ve published articles about dogs being trained to “sniff out cancer” before, but this story, interesting in itself, also links back to a site called “Cure Today,” which has a wealth of information for human cancer patients, including cancer types-overviews, advocacy, event coverage, the latest updates on research, a forum for discussion, and a place to share stories. We hope you’ll find not only...

Mizzou [University of Missouri’s Veterinary Health Center] seeks canine cancer patients for clinical trials

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

By Andy Marso amarso@kcstar.com The University of Missouri’s Veterinary Health Center is seeking cancer-stricken canines to test a drug researchers hope will let dogs — and maybe someday humans — live longer. The university is running clinical trials in partnership with Tensive Controls Inc. on a medication for cachexia, a wasting syndrome that causes about one-third of cancer deaths. Cachexia occurs with advanced cancers,...