Thoughtful Thursday: Prolonging the lives of Dogs with Cancer

Cancer accounts for nearly 50% of all disease-related pet deaths each year. 


Dogs get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans. 


Approximately 1 in 4 dogs develops a tumor of some kind during his lifetime. 



At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Nicola Mason is literally prolonging the lives of dogs with her studies.  I am lucky enough to know Dr. Mason personally and have been obsessively following her clinical trials.  She is an amazing scientist, veterinarian and person! I am so excited to see what the future holds for her findings and how many more dogs she can help save!

Dr. Mason was featured on CBS tonight and I am so proud of her I needed to share it here!!!

Thoughtful Thursday

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  1. Lost two to cancer, and a few from old age … all missed.

  2. What a great veterinarian! : ) Thanks for sharing.

  3. My 1st dog passed away from cancer. I had no idea dogs got it as frequently as they do. Very sad. But what a wonderful vet! Dogs are so special.

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