MicroRNA Helps Cancer Evade Immune System

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

From Science Daily Date: September 18, 2017 Source: Salk Institute Summary: Researchers have discovered how oxygen-deprived tumors survive body’s immune response, explains a new report. The immune system automatically destroys dysfunctional cells such as cancer cells, but cancerous tumors often survive nonetheless. A new study by Salk scientists shows one method by which fast-growing tumors evade anti-tumor immunity. The Salk team uncovered two gene-regulating...

A Natural Cleanse Protocol to Keep Your Dog Healthy

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

When we discover that our dog has been diagnosed with cancer, many of us immediately start digging for answers. How did this happen? Was it the food, the environment, the water, genetics, something else, or a combination of things that caused my dog to develop this disease? Many of us change our animals’ diet and often this can be of great benefit. But some...

9 Pet Conditions That Cannot Wait for Medical Attention

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

Several of the conditions mentioned below in the article by Maura McAndrew are also symptoms related to potential early warning signs of cancer, including labored breathing, blood loss, and loss of normal bodily functions. This article outlines medical conditions that should not be ignored. When in doubt, get to the vet. from Petmed By Maura McAndrew Every pet, throughout the course of their lives,...

Health Risks for Overweight Dogs

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

From: Pet Education (Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith) For the full article, please follow this link. As in people, dogs carrying extra pounds of weight place extra demands on virtually all the organs of their bodies. When we overload these organs, disease and sometimes death are the consequences. The health risks to overweight dogs are serious and every dog owner...

September 13, 2017 Puppy Up Newsletter

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Inaugural Chicago PuppyUp Walk This Weekend! (pictured is Tripawds Spokesdog Cadence) Please join us on Saturday, September 16, 2017 for the inaugural PuppyUp Chicago Walk! Registration begins at 10:00 AM with the Opening Ceremony and Walk beginning at 11:30 AM. This 2-mile walk will take place at the Lincoln Park Picnic Grove 16 at Montrose Beach Harbor with individuals, teams, canine companions, sponsors, vendors,...

How to Care for a Three-Legged Dog

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

How to Care for a Three-Legged Dog (Jerry, his family, and Tripawds were instrumental in encouraging Luke Robinson, Hudson, and Murphy get their start on the road with their first walk, from Austin to Boston. The Foundation continues to support all the good work Tripawds does for their three-legged dog — and cat — community.) From Dogster A three-legged dog shouldn’t be overlooked! Find...

National Pet Memorial Day

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Sometimes the most significant members of our family are often the smallest. For most people, pets are more than just animals. They are our best friends, our cherished family members, and our “kids.” We love them and value their importance just as much as that of our human family. Why, then, should it not be just as important for the ones we’ve lost to...

Sunday, September 10 is National Hug Your Hound Day

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

Dogs have been standing alongside man since the dawn of history, being one of the first, if not the first, animal that we ever domesticated. Since then they’ve been warm and loving companions, loyal workers, and stalwart defenders of our homes and families. Hug Your Hound Day reminds you that your four legged companion deserves recognition, and the importance of building the bond between...

Friday, September 8 is Stand Up To Cancer Day

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Observed annually on the second Friday in September, Stand Up To Cancer Day honors those who have been affected by this disease. (If you would like to honor a loved one, please visit our Memorial Wall.) One of the best ways to stand up to cancer is to know the 10 early warning signs of cancer in you companion animal. 1. Lumps Not all lumps...