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We’re devoted to the fight against canine cancer

Here is a short video of the dogs we’ve helped who are now in remission after treatment of adoptive t-cell therapy and/or bone marrow transplantation.


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Innovative therapy puts Blaine dog’s cancer into remission

When Jackie Craig got her dog Wiley from a ranch when he was eight weeks old, she expected him to have a long, healthy life. That’s because he’s a Blue Heeler, a type of Australian Cattle Dog known for its long, healthy lifespan and lack of predisposed conditions. Wiley quickly became a beloved figure at The Hair Shop on Martin Street in Blaine where Craig works. “He’s the barbershop dog,” she said. “Everybody knows him.”

So it came as a shock when Wiley, at the age of seven and a half, was diagnosed with lymphoma in August last year.

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Trendy pet diets might lack essential nutrients

Adopting trendy diets for pets can lead to nutritional deficiencies, says veterinary nutritionist Valerie Parker. Grain-free, vegan and raw diets have been shown to be inadequate and sometimes risky, and “consulting your veterinarian is the best way to ensure your pet is eating a healthy, balanced diet,” Dr. Parker says.

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U. of Wash. project integrates veterinary, health care for homeless

The University of Washington’s Center for One Health Research is setting up temporary galleries around Seattle displaying photographs made by people experiencing homelessness with a service animal, emotional support animal or pet. Researchers at the center have also been operating a clinic where people can bring animals for veterinary care and also access resources for their own health.

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T Cell Therapy for Lymphoma In Dogs

If your dog has been diagnosed with B cell lymphoma and it has been determined that they might benefit from immunotherapy, Adoptive T cell Therapy might be an option in the battle against the cancer. Adoptive T cell therapy is thought to be most effective after the first round of chemotherapy and when the patient is in remission.

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T-Cell Therapy in Cancer Treatment

For many years, we have treated cancer with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. But lately, immunotherapy—treatment that uses the patient’s own immune system—has grown in importance.

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An Important Message on Our COVID-19 Protocol

We are taking appropriate measures to maximize safety and minimize risk during the coronavirus epidemic. Please click here for more details. You can also help us by donating to our cause. Read more here. And please take care of yourselves and your furry families!

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