Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Very Thankful Thursday!

Hi buddies!

    While at BarkWorld this summer, mom had a chance to speak with representatives from 2 Million Dogs 2 Miles, Inc. This is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering the "common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research."

   This is a very important topic for us, as mom lost her Matilda to cancer before I came along. So last spring, when mom noticed a lump on my side, off we went to my Vet. After our visit, he reassured mom that it was just a fatty mass. Phew!
   Thanks to the good people at 2 Million Dogs 2 Miles, we have a list of the 10 "L's" that can be the early warning signs of canine cancer:
  • Lumps
  • Lesions
  • Lameness 
  • Appetite Loss
  • Lethargy
  • Weight Loss
  • Loud Odor
  • Loss of Bodily Functions
  • BLoody Discharge
  • Labored Breathing
If you see any of these symptoms, please visit your veterinarian as soon as possible.

To learn more about the Foundation and all that they do, please visit their website

We really do have so much to be thankful for, including you!
Thanks fur stopping by! 


  1. Thanks for the info. So many are dying with cancer. :(

  2. We got to meet them at Nashville Amazing Pet Expo! They were great. They understand everything those of us that have dealt with cancer go through. They took time to listen to our granddaughter and how upsetting she found all of it when we lost Sharkly and then Dannyboy. Then she listened right back.

    They even found a pink tee-shirt small enough for the granddaughter to wear. Can't explain how wonderful those of us that have dealt with canine cancer think they are. We've got their "10 L's" card on our refrigerator to remind ourselves that we can never forget. We hope to be able to go to the meeting they're having in Nashville in November.

  3. The horrible C has taken too many of our furends. With Pip being so ancient we just take things one day at a time and each day is a bonus. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. They were amazing to talk to. canine cancer takes so many lives as does human cancer. Thanks for sharing.

  5. thanks so much for this informative post. You have helped us to spot symptoms early and we are deeply appreciative! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and "Mom"

  6. Oh I HATES THE EVIL C!!!! Thanks for this postie, the Evil C has taken WAY too many of our Friends and Furiends.
    Ruby ♥

  7. Thank you so much for letting us know about this great organization! Since becoming a dog mom, I have discovered some similarities that dogs share with humans, so the main focus of 2 Million Dogs, 2 Miles, Inc just makes so much sense to me!