Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Want to know the best way to prevent mammary cancer in your dog? SPAY HER. Mammary cancers are extremely rare in dogs who have been spayed. So in addition to preventing unwanted litters, spaying … Continue reading

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Canines and Childhood Cancer

Whether it’s because they relieve boredom, raise depressed spirits, or provide that extra cuddle, therapy dogs are being proven to help kids beat cancer. They also help the families who are stressed out over their loved ones. The study is … Continue reading

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Cancer Is Fun

That’s sarcasm, by the way. Cancer sucks, I hate cancer, cancer can go suck it. Anyway. When you have a dog, but especially when you have a dog who is a breed with a 50% occurrence of cancer in their … Continue reading

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Killed By Cancer

Today is Murphy’s birthday.   This photo was taken on our walk from Austin to Boston in McEwen  TN.  We pitched a tent the night before on the grounds of a local church and upon remarking to the pastor about … Continue reading

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Cancer for President 2016

I took time out of my crazy busy schedule to watch the debates last nite. I wish I didn’t but I’m glad I did.  It’s time to face facts folks.  No politician gives a shite that you lost a loved … Continue reading

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Puppy Up Foundation Funds Bone Cancer Study

Happy Independence Day all!   I wish, really really wish I could be announcing our independence from cancer today but the sad sorry leadership in this country at every level doesn’t deem it necessary to make the number one killer … Continue reading

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Save tons at the vet! How to keep your dog from dying of cancer

As a veterinarian, I’ve seen lots of cancers: lymphoma. Melanoma. Osteosarcoma. Hemangiosarcoma. Mast cell tumors. Wait, those are just my own dogs I’m talking about. When I factor in my clients, I think I’ve seen it all. Dogs get cancer, … Continue reading

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Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down 2016

Hard to believe it’s 8 years in the making since we started the ‘Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down’ calendar in honor and memory of our canine heroes touched by cancer.   Damn I remember our first one when … Continue reading

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The SHOCKING TRUTH about cancer they don’t want you to know

Cancer. It’s scary stuff. Every day, I hear another story of an elderly dog and cat diagnosed with neoplasia, and my heart hurts for those dealing with it. Without a doubt, cancer sucks, and every new breakthrough is a gift. There’s lots … Continue reading

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Hudson’s Cancer Is Back

Hudson’s cancer has returned. Two-fold it seems.  Last week two tumors were taken off him; on the base of his tail the other on his ear.  Path lab report indicates that the former is a neurofibrosarcoma, the latter a grade … Continue reading

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