The 2017 Puppy Up Walks Have Begun!

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

The Puppy Up Spring, Texas Walk raised awareness, education and funds for cancer research that benefits both pets and people. The walk consisted of a 1 mile walk around beautiful Rob Fleming Park, vendor fair, demonstrations, silent auction, and a special presentation featuring our canine & human cancer heroes. Would you like to learn more about our Puppy Up Walks? We have more being...

Show Your Love Puppy Up Kiss Cam Contest!

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

Show Your Love! February is about Love, Love! here at the Puppy Up Foundation, and to celebrate it, we’re launching our first ever ‘Puppy Up Kiss Cam Contest’. It’s simple. Take a pic of your puppy dog kissing … you, the camera, the cat – or even a cow! – anything that captures their fancy between today and midnight EST February 18, and post...

February 2017 Puppy Up Newsletter

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

Welcome To 2017! As we say good-bye to 2016 — so many of our friends and their families lost loved ones to cancer last year — all of us at the Puppy Up Foundation are looking forward to a healthier, happier, and cancer free 2017. We have lots in store that we’re excited to share with you. It’s only February and we already have...

FDA Warns of Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to Prescription topical (human) cancer treatment

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

From the FDA. January 18, 2017 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners, veterinarians, health care providers and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to the topical cancer medication Fluorouracil Cream USP 5% (5-FU.) intended for use in people. Fluorouracil may also be marketed under the brand names Carac, Effudex and Fluoroplex. People using this...

Feeding the dog that has cancer

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

Many of us who have or have had animals with cancer have had to struggle to convince our companions to eat. One of the last things many cancer patients (whether pet or person) is interested in is food. The following article, taken from Doctors Foster and Smith’s site, “Pet Education,” outlines both the many reasons for the weight loss (and how it differs from...

“Cancer is NOT a Death Sentence”

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

While this blog by Gerald Post, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) was first published in 2012, the point he makes ― that some cancers are no longer considered death sentences (both for pets and for humans) ― is just as relevant today as it was 5 years ago. Please follow the link below (ONCEPT) to learn more about the melanoma vaccine produced by Merial. “Cancer is...

How to enroll your dog in a cancer-drug trial

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

Why pets might make better research subjects than lab animals From The Economist From the print edition – Science and Technology Nov 12th 2016 DRUG development is a risky—and costly—business. Many promising compounds fail to cut the mustard when put through clinical trials. One reason is that drugs which work on laboratory animals may not work quite so well in human tests. Being able...

PuppyUp Newsletter Special Edition — — December 27

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Puppy Up! Blog

It is always so nice to hear from those who have benefited from the research that the Puppy Up Foundation has funded. Below is a letter about Abby, who was enrolled in the study we are funding at the University of Wisconsin. We wish Abby and her family many more Holidays. Won’t you help us? Please donate now to fund research that will benefit...

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Your Dog’s Ears

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Puppy Up! Blog

Written by Sara Farmer, DVM Veterinarian From Petcoach Whether they’re long and floppy or they stick straight up, your dog’s ears are clearly very different from your own. Did you know a dog’s ear canal itself is actually L shaped, with distinct vertical and horizontal portions? For this reason in particular the proper way to clean your dog’s ears might not be very obvious....