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Is It Cancer? Lumps and Bumps

When Hugo was diagnosed, I honestly thought that he just had a fatty lump on his side. It was so big that we never dreamed it could be cancer and were shocked when it turned out to be a Mast Cell Tumor. Dogs can be lumpy, but these lump and bumps shouldn’t be ignored. In this case, it is better to be safe than sorry.

I ran across this great video that helps explain what’s normal, what’s not and when you should see a vet.

 

YAY! MORE SWAG! This hour I’m going crazy and giving away TWO A Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down calendars, and Puppy Up! Bandanas! from the 2 Million Dogs Foundation! Not local? We’ll ship it to you!

DON’T FORGET TO DONATE! Two Million Dogs needs your help to continue their fantastic work. It’s easy – just click the Chip In badge on the right. I donated $25 – will you? PUPPY UP!

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Not Sure About Adopting? Why Not Foster?

Rocky was tied to a tree in the middle of a cold January. He spent 8 months with us until he retired to sun & fun in FL with his new doggie dad, Bob!

Sometimes its difficult to know whether its the right time in your life to add a dog to your family. Dogs are a life-long commitment, so education and review of your current place in life is critical to ensuring a successful, happy life with your dogs. If you are unsure about adopting, but would like to spend some time with a dog, fostering might be a good option for you.

One thing that all rescues are in desperate need of are loving foster homes for their dogs.

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Consider Adopting a Senior

This hour of our blogathon is sponsored by Angela Vincent Cole, in honor of her beloved dogs Scooter,Teddy,Taffy and Sassy. Thank you so much, Angela, for caring about canine cancer.

Mickey, our lucky senior boy. (Actually we are the lucky ones.)

At this stage of our zoo, all of our dogs were seniors except for Bruno, the 3 year old mastiff. I’m probably one of the few dog owners that has never adopted a puppy. All of our dogs were adopted at least 6 months. Within the past 2 years, we took a chance and adopted two senior dogs – Hugo at 6 and Mickey at 10. While we won’t have as much time with them as they live out their golden years, I have never regretted adopting a senior dog.

Senior dogs give you the kind of love that you can’t get from a puppy.

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