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Duke and family celebrate two years after canine osteosarcoma diagnosis
Staff | March 06, 2020
At his February 26 recheck appointment, Duke and his family received some great news: His latest round of follow up X-rays showed “no evidence of pulmonary metastasis.” For a cancer that spreads to the lungs in 80% of cases, the results were a huge relief.read more
Sherpa overcomes Canine Osteosarcoma to climb mountains once again
Staff Writer | February 11, 2020
Sherpa was diagnosed with bone cancer when she was seven years old. Following amputation of her right rear leg and physical rehabilitation, she's back to ice climbing, hiking, and playing in the snow.read more
Is amputation the only treatment option for dogs with bone cancer?
Dr. Bernard Séguin, Surgical Oncologist | October 24, 2019
In the U.S. 10,000+ dogs are diagnosed with osteosarcoma each year. While amputation is the most common treatment for bone tumors in limbs, some dogs are not good candidates. Surgical limb-spare offers a good treatment option.read more
Otis' Journey with Osteosarcoma
Carol Kaune | October 04, 2018
It got too hard. We were supposed to travel to Maine on August 21 for a week with the family on Damariscotta Lake but the days without eating started getting longer and the good days were dwindling in numbers, so we cancelled our trip and headed to the mountains....read more
Seamus the Wonder Dog: Hope on Three Legs
Guest Blogger | August 17, 2018
By Anita M. Pariseau On New Year’s Day 2017 we loaded our three dogs into the car to go for a walk in Garden of the Gods, near where we live in Colorado Springs. Later that evening our golden retriever began to limp and favor his right hind leg. I suspected...read more