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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.

Educating myself on the reality of canine cancer rather than giving in to the emotional rollercoaster truly helped me get through a tough time.

I’ve listed a few resources below. I hope that they help you as much as they helped me.

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  • Reply Cindy Eilenberger February 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Until Sam, my husky, was diagnosed with Cancer I had no idea it so greatly affected canines. Like you, I too hit the Internet to find out all I could. It is such a help that more have become aware and are getting information out there. Thanks for your links.

  • Reply Cory Ferguson February 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you for posting the links! We need to get the word out on canine cancer everywhere and knowledge is power.

  • Reply Leanne Willbanks February 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you so much for the list of resources. My Labrador retriever, Bodey, suffers from epilepsy (actually, “suffers” may not be the right word…other than when he’s in the midst of a seizure he’s as playful and healthy as they come). I have found that doing research online, in tandem with working closely with our veterinarian, has helped immensely. Knowledge is power, indeed. If anyone else is interested, the Canine Epilepsy Network ( has a lot of great information and links to other resources. Cheers and best of luck with the blogathon. So cool! 🙂

    • Reply Beth "BYOBates" February 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Leanne, thanks for your comment. In the next post, you’ll meet Willy, our 11 year old Jack Russell who was diagnosed with epilepsy last fall. Seizures are scary, especially when you don’t know what’s happening. I, too, ran to the web to figure out exactly what was going on and what I could do to help him. Here’s to empowering ourselves with information!

  • Reply Cathy February 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Great info and I appreciate the links.

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  • Reply Leanne Willbanks February 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks, Beth! Glad to see that Willy is healthy enough to still get himself in trouble. Bodey’s pretty good about not getting into things, but he does have a sock fetish… 🙂

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