Sunday, July 13, 2008

Help The MAF Canine Cancer Campaign

Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers; Web Exclusive By Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners


One in Four Dogs Die of Cancer
Cancer is the Number One Cause of Death in Dogs Over 2
MAF Canine Cancer Campaign Seeking to Treat and Cure Dogs

DENVER, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog owners and lovers in the United
States view canine cancer as the greatest health threat to their beloved
pets. They are correct. One in four dogs die of cancer. Cancer is the
number one cause of death in dogs over the age of 2. Morris Animal
Foundation (MAF) has posted on its Web site,, a canine cancer exclusive of special
interest to dog owners and dog lovers everywhere. The MAF canine cancer Web
exclusive features information and insight from two of the world's leading
colleges of veterinary medicine and canine cancer research centers,
Colorado State University and Cornell University. View the presentation at: The MAF exclusive
includes a question and answer session conducted by three veterinary
oncologists from the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center -- the
largest facility of its kind in the world. Questions have been submitted
from owners whose dogs are suffering from cancer, animal lovers, as well as
dog breeders, boarding kennel managers and others.

The Web presentation also includes canine cancer facts and updates from
the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research at Cornell
University College of Veterinary Medicine. This prestigious institute is at
the forefront of research benefiting both animals and humans. Links are
provided to Cornell's "Pet Owner's Guide to Cancer" and other cancer
educational sites.

Also at the MAF canine cancer presentation Web page are links to many
of the leading veterinary and canine cancer centers in the United States
and the United Kingdom. Dog owners/lovers can learn about and access the
excellent resources closest to their home.

MAF has launched an unprecedented global campaign to raise funds to
cure canine cancer in the next 10 to 20 years, and while seeking the
ultimate cure, to develop more effective treatments for dogs suffering from
cancer today. MAF is funding canine cancer research at many of the top
veterinary colleges in the world. Learn more about the campaign at

About Morris Animal Foundation:

Morris Animal Foundation, established in 1948, is dedicated to funding
animal health research that protects, treats and cures companion animals
and wildlife. MAF has been at the forefront of funding breakthrough
research studies benefiting animals in some 100 countries, spanning all
seven continents. MAF has its headquarters in Denver. The Foundation has
funded nearly 1,400 humane animal health studies. Charity Navigator ranks
MAF as a four-star charity, the highest rating. For more information, call
800.243.2345, or visit

Media Contact: Michael Burke

SOURCE Morris Animal Foundation

All Dogs Face Serious Cancer Threat
(60% of Golden Retrievers Die of Cancer)

Bernese Mountain Dog
Histiocytic sarcoma (soft tissues)

Lymphoma (lymph nodes)
Brain cancer

Cocker Spaniel
Lymphoma (lymph nodes)

Golden Retriever
Lymphoma (lymph nodes)
Hemangiosarcoma (blood vessels/spleen)

Labrador Retriever
Lymphoma (lymph nodes)
Hemangiosarcoma (blood vessels/spleen)

English Springer Spaniel
Mammary gland (breast)

Mast cell (skin)

Mast cell (skin)

Osteosarcoma (bone)

Osteosarcoma (bone)

Any large or giant breed
Osteosarcoma (bone)

Nasal cancer

Scottish Terrier
Transitional cell carcinoma (bladder) Melanoma (skin/mouth)

Chow Chow
Stomach cancer

Flat-coated Retriever
Transitional cell carcinoma (bladder) Melanoma (skin/mouth)
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Photo credits: Angela & The Limb Preservation Foundation, Canine Health Resort

1 comment:

Bee Proplis said...

Thank you for this list. It is nice that while you identified the breeds that are most likely to get certain types of cancer, that you also reiterated the fact that all dogs get cancer. I still believe that knowing all these will help you in the prevention and cure for pet cancer.