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Mast Cell Cancer

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Your Best Defense Against Canine Cancer Is Education

This hour of our blogathon is sponsored by Cindy Smith, in memory of her beloved dog Muffin Smith. Thanks so much, Cindy, for supporting our efforts and caring about canine cancer.

When Hugo was diagnosed, I immediately thought the worst and ran to the internet to learn all that I could about Mast Cell Cancer. There are a lot of great resources available. For me, it really helped me realize that we weren’t going to lose Hugo immediately and that with care, he could live the rest of his life in good health. Continue Reading

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Hugo – My Gigantic Cancer Survivor

Why am I doing this?


Hugo is a 140LB Cane Corso mastiff/Newfoundland mix that we adopted from a high-kill shelter in a rural area of the Shenandoah Valley in January 2009. In April we noticed a large lump on his side and immediately took him to the vet thinking it was just a fatty lump. When the vet came back from running tests and told us it was a Mast Cell Tumor and that Hugo had cancer, my heart sank. Continue Reading