Apr 19, 2009

K9K Walk to Cure Canine Cancer

What a great turnout for the first K9K Walk to Cure Canine Cancer Saturday April 18th! Hosted by the Sacramento Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign Volunteers, this event will continue to grow in strength and numbers.

The Sacramento Valley Boxer Club was there helping to make a difference.
It was a Beautiful Day at Elk Grove Regional Park!

Cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs. According to the National Cancer Institute more than six million dogs will be diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. 45% of dogs 10 years old or older die of cancer. Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in dogs. It occurs most commonly between 5 and 12 years of age. Boxers, Basset Hounds, Cocker Spaniels, Fox Terriers, German Shepherds, Scottish Terriers, Rottweilers and Golden Retrievers are at an increased risk when compared with other breeds.

Reasons for Hope

Early detection of canine cancer is critical. There is an early detection blood test now available for lymphoma. For more information visit Pet Screen's website. Canine cancer researchers are working hard to develop more early detection blood tests for common cancers that can be added to your dog's annual health exam.

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