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Canine Cancer

We’ve lost two family members to cancer

My wife and I are sad to report that we’ve lost two family members to cancer. Thelma Lou was a terrier-beagle mix and Chester was a basset hound. Chester, probably around 13 years old, passed away on Thursday, after battling mast cell tumors. We rescued him about eight years ago and adopted him out. After […]

Two of our dogs face serious cancers

Two of our rescue dogs were recently diagnosed with cancers. Chester, a basset hound who is about 12 or 13 years old, has mast cell tumors. Thelma Lou is around 8 years old and has a hemangiosarcoma on her side. A couple of months ago, Chester had a mass removed from under his armpit. The […]

New study of golden retrievers could lead to important findings on canine cancer

A new study that I hope will be groundbreaking will feature 3,000 golden retrievers, who will be tracked for genetic, nutritional and environmental risks to cancer. The Associated Press reports much of $25 million needed for the research is coming from the Morris Animal Foundation. The AP article includes this interesting note: “” The study […]

Sad news to report: We say goodbye to Dash

A truly special member of our family has passed on. Dash was a 13-year-old greyhound who faced many challenges over his lifetime with courage and strength. He was the second rescued racing greyhound we adopted, some eight years ago. We were told Dash and others in the racing kennel were routinely kicked when they did […]

PM News Pack: Topics – dog racing, tornado victims, canine cancer

My other writing deadlines have been slowing down the blogging pace for a week or so. Hopefully, the schedule will level off now. Let’s do some quick takes on three news stories.