The Dog Blog

  1. Big Sister Ava

    Ava is a two-year-old labrador retriever from Mineral, Va., who is being treated for lymphoma at The Oncology Service Richmond. Her mom shared her story.  “I got Ava about two years ago. I’ve always had large-breed dogs, which have a comparatively short lifespan. I read about labrador retrievers and loved everything about them: temperament, lifespan, […]

  2. Found a Peanut!

    Peanut Kern is a nine-year-old Miniature Schnauzer; she’s receiving radiation treatment for her thyroid carcinoma. Peanut has been receiving chemotherapy but the cancer has progressed, so radiation has been recommended at The Oncology Service Springfield with Dr. Ira Gordon.  Her parent shares their story:  “About a year after I lost my chihuahua Bruiser to cancer,  […]

  3. Remembering Raleigh

    We met Alison, a/k/a Raleigh’s Mama, at FETCH a Cure’s recent Mutt Strut. We thank her for sharing this wonderful story of her dog’s life. Raleigh is a fine example of the value of cancer treatment! We are sharing a series of treatment success stories this week.  “Raleigh, my sweet and loving golden retriever, was […]

  4. Meet Rosko

    Rosko is a three-year-old pitbull being treated for B-cell lymphoma by Dr. Christina Manley at The Oncology Service Leesburg. Lymphoma is considered to be the most chemotherapy-responsive cancer in dogs, and B-cell lymphoma is more prevalent than T-cell lymphoma. Rosko’s mom is hopeful as she shares his story: “My sweet three-year-young Rosko has so much […]

  5. A Closer Look at Lumps & Bumps

    We frequently offer free lumps & bumps checks, and encourage you to meet us at one near you. Here’s why. Dogs can sprout a variety of lumps, bumps, and skin growths, especially as they age. Fortunately, most are merely unsightly or messy rather than harmful. No growth can be definitively diagnosed by its appearance alone, […]