Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wednesday Pet Roundup 5-22-13

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Pet Roundup!

*This month is pet cancer awareness month. Since losing Brooks, we are becoming aware of just how many pets are touched by this disease. According to the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 30% of older dogs succumb to cancer. But there is some positive news. Read these success stories for breakthroughs in cancer research.  

 * Here are some signs of cancer to watch for in your pet. Know that there are sometimes no clear signs. Brooks was eating and acting mostly normal up until his last day. His only sign was hesitancy to walk or take the stairs.

*If your dog has been diagnosed with cancer, check out these canine cancer support groups on the web.

* More than 10,000 people and dogs turned out for the Million Paw Walk in Perth, Australia to benefit vet services, re-homing programs, pet comfort,  programs to fight cruelty to animals and education programs of the RSPCA.

*If you have a fat cat, you'll like this video from CBC a treadmill for cats!

* Finally: winners of the flea and tick comb from The Company of Animals are: Jodi Stone, Gizmo, and Ann Staub. There were also two winners on Peggy's Pet Place's Pawsitively Pets newsletter:  Danielle Murgia and Gina Daw. Thank you everyone for entering and may your days be flealess and tickless!

*Check back tomorrow for a giveway of  two great tshirts from Bumperpets!

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  1. snoopy@snoopysdogblogMay 22, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Hi Peggy,

    You're so right Peggy, sometimes it's very difficult to tell if your pet has cancer, like Brooks my Mum's Golden showed very few signs - it's great to spread awareness of what to look out for….

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  2. Peggy, thanks for pulling together some of the latest info. We lost our Becca to cancer too - it's becoming WAY to prevalent in dogs now and it's good to bring awareness of it.

  3. Pamela | Something WaggingMay 22, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Two of the four dogs I've had as an adult died of cancer. It's an insidious disease that no one can avoid being affected by.

    Glad to see that canine cancer is seeing scientific breakthroughs. I wonder if it's possible to eliminate it?

  4. Hi Peggy - I think I have mentioned to you before that we lost our last angel, Abby, to bone cancer at only 2 1/2 years old. Our previous beagle was also lost at age 12 to cancer. We attended a Morris Animal Foundation canine cancer walk with Abby 2 years ago where they said 25% of all dogs will hve some form of cancer in their lifetimes, and 60% (?!?!) of goldens will. I know there is a big study going on right now about goldens, trying to figure out why they are so much more prone to cancer. (BTW, tried to click on your list of canine cancer support groups - wanted to see if the ones we joined with Abby were on there - and it took me to the Aus. news.)

    Good to remember to check our pets for lumps and bumps and also check inside the mouth! But, as you said, often there are no outward signs. (That was the case with our sweet beagle.)

  5. My feline sister Rosie could definitely use a treadmill!

    Your pal, Pip

  6. Two French BulldogsMay 22, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Well worth stopping by, thank you
    Benny & Lily

  7. It's great to know what you are looking for, but as you said just like in humans sometimes there are no real warning signs. Let's hope we continue to make progress in stopping this horrific disease.


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