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,...

Veterinary cancer specialist will present program in Watertown (New York)

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

  First, the details: Who: Dr. Sue Ettinger, DVM WHAT: Paws 4 Potter presents Dr. Sue Ettinger — “Dr. Sue: Cancer Vet” — and the program “Detecting Cancer Earlier in Your Pet.” WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1290 Arsenal St., Watertown, New York. OF NOTE: There is no fee, but seating is limited. Tickets should be reserved by emailing...

Dogs Sniff Out Cancer For Firefighters

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

By: Tim Wood From The Cape Cod Chronicle CHATHAM – Firefighting can be a dangerous business. But aside from the obvious risk of bodily harm, there’s another, more insidious risk that firefighters face: cancer. According to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study, 68 percent of firefighters are expected to develop cancer, compared to 22 percent of the general population. It’s not...

Odds Improve for Dogs with Hemangiosarcoma

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

From: Speaking For Spot (In a previous blog we mention the use of eBAT. We thought you’d like to read more on this potential treatment for dogs with Hemangiosarcoma.} by Nancy Kay, VDM  A new drug developed at the University of Minnesota is showing significant promise for dogs with hemangiosarcoma (HSA), a frequently diagnosed form of cancer that affects primarily large breed dogs. Recent...

National Pet Day

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

April 11 is National Pet Day! This holiday is all about appreciating and celebrating the wonderful pets in our lives. Did you know that there are approximately 86.4 million pet cats and 78.2 million pet dogs living in the United States today? Not to mention all the gerbils, snakes, birds, and other animals people have come to love and adopt. Animal welfare advocate Colleen...