Monday, October 14, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

OBG remembers Maggie in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know our beloved pets can develop breast cancer? The bad news is that breast (mammary) cancer in dogs is common; the good news is that the disease can be treated successfully if caught early. According to veterinarian Dr. Race Foster, the most common type of tumor in female dogs is the mammary tumor—especially in (unspayed) dogs between the ages of five to 10 years-old. There are male dogs that do develop breast cancer and, sadly, their prognosis is not good because this type of breast cancer is very aggressive. Check out this link for more info on the signs to watch for and treatment.

The best way to prevent it in dogs is to spay early! Sadly, sweet Maggie didn't have that chance. In her memory, and to show our support for everyone who has battled this insidious disease, OBG has a limited edition survivor hat. Click here to place an order.

We miss you, Sweet Maggie!

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