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

Chase Away K9 Cancer, an organization that has raised $969,362 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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Happy Birthday Uncle Walter!

Birthday Boy Walter and Mom

March 17 is Walter’s birthday – today he turns 10! He’s spending the day getting lots of love from his mom and dad and word is there is some St. Patrick’s Day corned beef with his name on it. Mason and I love you Wawa. Happy Birthday!


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From The DDY Family Files:

Are you wearing green today?! Daley and I met on March 17, 1996 and I was lucky enough to call him my best friend for nearly 14 years. Here he’s 10-years-old and looking adorable in my St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt!

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The Snap Spot

Irish soda bread, Guinness, and a great Elizabeth Taylor quote.  

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