Unexpected Warning Signs of Dog Cancer

Marley’s Story Marley sat down and a lump appeared. Marley stood up and it disappeared. Long time readers of this blog know that we believe in the ‘don’t wait, aspirate’ rule of thumb when it comes to lumps on dogs. At the very least, a veterinary visit is in order for further testing. This seemingly innocuous lump turned out to be cancer, and a very aggressive, high grade … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Prevent Cancer in Dogs

Cancer: No six letters instills the fear of dread in a dog parent than the “C” word. Canine cancer affects one out of every three dogs.  Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. Can you stop or prevent cancer in dogs? The good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent your dog from becoming one out of every three dogs who will acquire cancer. Here … [Read more...]

Dog Parent Guide to Lumps on a Dog

This post may contain affiliate links for which I earn a small income if you click through and purchase something on the links. Please see my disclosure policy for details.  A lump appears on your dog. What should you do next? Do not panic but do not sit idly and hope it goes away. When a tiny raised lump appeared on my Cocker Spaniel’s shoulder blade about two weeks … [Read more...]

How to Fight Canine Cancer

  Canine cancer affects one out of every three dogs.  Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. The good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent your dog from becoming one out of every three dogs who will acquire cancer. The C word. Disguise it, whisper it, or even give it a code word: The bottom line is this is every pet parent’s worst … [Read more...]

Debunking Six Dog Myths

Is it true that seven human years are equivalent to one dog year? Can dogs really smell cancer? Here, we debunk some commonly held dog myths. Dog Age Though many believe one human year equals seven dog years, this is a common misconception. When your dog reaches 2 years of age, it will age about five dog years to every human year in smaller to medium-sized breeds, and one … [Read more...]

Latest Dog Cancer Treatments Take Next Step

The latest dog cancer treatments (products) have taken the next step in being approved by regulators in both Canada and the United States. Immunocidin is the name of the Bioniche Life Sciences canine oncology product which is derived from the same platform from which its Phase III product for human bladder cancer, Urocidin, was derived. Are your ears perked now like mine … [Read more...]

What Should I Do If My Dog Has a Lump

The Great Imposter. That’s what she called it. It’s just a lump and looks like a pimple. I shouldn’t be concerned. But the dog mom and "worrier" in me, along with thinking "but what if it is something” resonated otherwise. When a tiny raised lump appeared on my Cocker Spaniel’s shoulder blade about two weeks after getting her then yearly vaccinations, I felt a … [Read more...]