Monday, May 19, 2014

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Chase Away Cancer! Check Your Pup on the
14th of Each Month. Be Your Dog's Hero!
May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

The goal of the initiative is threefold:

1. Raise Awareness.
Cancer is the #1 disease-related killer of our dogs and cats.  One in three dogs will develop cancer. By generating greater awareness of the early warning signs we're helping pet parents take the first steps toward protecting their furry family members.

2. Provide Information.
As with almost anything, information is power. The more pet parents know about how to minimize the cancer risk to their pets, and what to do if their dog or cat does contract cancer, the more they’re empowered to help.

3. Find a Cure.
Research is expensive. Pet Cancer Awareness helps provide funds to universities and clinics that are conducting research on the causes, prevention and treatment of canine cancer and feline cancer.

Rest in Peace, Sweet Lucy Lou!
This month long program has especially touched our hearts with the passing of beautiful Lucy Lou to cancer yesterday. She had anal cancer and dementia and had been declining over the last week. Even though she was blind and deaf, Lucy had a wonderful life with her foster Helene since coming to OBG last October with her sister, Sissy. Rest in peace, Lucy. You will be missed! 

If you would like to make a donation in Lucy Lou's name, please go to the blog main page and click on the donate button. 

For additional information on canine cancer, check out these websites:

Please consult with your veterinarian if your pet is exhibiting any of these early warning signs.

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