Take 10 Minutes Today To Check Your Senior Dog’s Lumps And Bumps

Chase Away K9 Cancer, an organization that has raised $921,519 for canine cancer studies, offers a monthly reminder about the importance of checking your dog for potentially cancerous lumps, bumps and swelling.

According to Chase Away, 1 in 3 dogs will develop cancer. Early detection can make a difference in treatment and prognosis.

Print out the “Be Your Dog’s Hero” flyer below and put it on the fridge to remind yourself to take “10 on the 14th” of every month (at least) to look closely at and feel your senior dog’s body from head to toe.

If you’re new to this lumps and bumps business and unclear on why you should keep your eye on them—even though they’re very common for older dogs—I suggest watching the video, “Is it Cancer? Pet Lumps and Bumps” from the VetVid series featuring oncologist Dr. Mona Rosenberg. Find that episode, and others in the series, here.

Chase Away was established by Cera Reusser in memory of Chase, her Labrador Retriever, who passed away from cancer in 2006 at the age of six. The 14th of each month was picked as the monthly check date to honor Chase’s birth date.

Read more about Reusser and Chase and the Chase Away campaign, plus find cancer resources, here.

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From The DDY Family Files:

Daley in my wallet. Photo copyright Daley's Dog Years.

Daley was born on January 13, 1996. In those days, my life was low-to-no-tech. And I was young enough that when I didn’t like the way I looked in a Polaroid taken of the two of us for the local pet supply store’s puppy club, I promptly cut myself out of it. Daley, of course, looked adorable. He was a ball of chocolate baby fur yet just days after this photo, when I picked him up he was too big to fit within my grasp. Nineteen years later, I’ve got all things digital. And I will always carry this photo in my wallet.

Sending birthday hugs and kisses to you, Daley ♥, via Same Day Angel Mail to your address in The Big Dog Park In The Sky.

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Happy Gotcha Day Uncle Walter!

Three years ago today my mom officially adopted Walter. We’re celebrating his “Gotcha Day” with a Pirate-theme party and Walter’s bringing along his new favorite toy Big Panda as his plus one! Love you Wawa. We’re so lucky to be your family!

WawaAndBigPanda

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How To Check Your Senior Dog’s Lumps and Bumps

Chase Away K9 Cancer recently shared this video on their Facebook page that offers a good how-to on checking your dog’s lumps and bumps. In the six-minute video, called “Check Your Dog For Tumours,” Dr. Ken Wyatt also touches on keeping an eye on signs of lameness and breathing changes.

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