Turmeric Carrot Smoothie
Turmeric is a spice with many health benefits. It can help in reducing inflammation, and may be a cancer preventative.
* 3 carrots
* 1 orange
* 1/2 lemon – juiced
* 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
* 1 tsp turmeric
* 1 cup water
* 1/2 cup ice cubes
Other smoothy recipes include:
This smoothie is tart and refreshing, and can help with detoxi-fur-cation. Flaxseeds are filling and full of protein and Omega-3s!
Like the name says, this recipe is all about hydration! Oranges contain vitamin C and dietary fiber. Cucumber is great for the skin, too. Here’s to your health!
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Apples are great for dogs, and irresistible! Make sure the seeds are removed. (Apple seeds contain arsenic!) Lucuma is a subtropical fruit that adds a caramel flavor and lots of vitamins and antioxidants.
To read the ingredients for these recipes on BarkPost, click HERE
You can also read more about the benefits of turmeric for your dogs on the K9Instinct website.
The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF) published a wonderful post about canine cancer that includes podcasts, webinars, and informational links.
All dogs, whether mixed breed or purebred, are at risk for developing cancer. According to research published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2011, approximately 30% of older dogs succumb to cancer. Pet Cancer Awareness Month, observed each May, provides dog owners with information on treatment options, cutting-edge research, and ways to support canine cancer research.
Free Canine Cancer Webinar!
On Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, CHF and VetVine will host a free webinar on canine cancer featuring Dr. Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, associate professor of oncology at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Registration is now open! Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear from a top researcher in the field of canine cancer. Can’t make it on the 27th? We’ll be posting a link to the webinar here on our website.
Types of Canine Cancer
Pet Cancer Awareness Month Podcasts and Webinars
- The Cytogenomic Landscape of Canine Cancer with Dr. Matthew Breen, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Canine Hemangiosarcoma:How Much Do We Really Know and When Will We Find A Cure? with Dr. Jaime Modiano, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
- 2014 Osteosarcoma Research Update with Dr. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh and Dr. Elinor Karlsson
- What to Expect When You Visit a Veterinary Oncologist with Dr. Rachel Reiman
- The Future of Cancer Research, with Dr. Bruce Smith, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Hemangiocarcinoma Research, with Dr. Jaime Modiano, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
- Osteosarcoma Research, with Dr. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
- Cancer Stem Cells with Dr. Tim O’Brien, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Ongoing Oncology Research Updates
Please visit the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation website to read the rest of their informative information.
Jane Sobel Klonsky’s Project Unconditional, is a collection of photos and stories focusing on the powerful relationships between people and their older dogs.
Join Jane Klonsky and Project Unconditional as they travel around the country capturing the extraordinary moments shared by people and their senior dogs.
To read more about Project Unconditional, click HERE
You can also read about Project Unconditional on their Facebook Page
It’s been just over a year ago that Dr. Steve gave me the news that Divinity had cancer. Divinity died eight months ago from that dreaded disease.
Since Divinity’s death, I’ve posted about cancer, and other health topics. I’ve also posted about senior dogs being adopted, plus blind, and handicap dogs being placed in a permanent foster home so that they can live out the remainder of their days with love, and with dignity.
This post is about a very special lady named ZONA who was rescued by the Col Potter Cairn Rescue in late April. At the time of rescue, ZONA was in horrific condition, and weighing only eight pounds.
It was easy to wrap one’s hands around ZONA’s waist, with room to spare.
ZONA spent days in intensive care at a vet clinic.
ZONA’s condition began to improve, and she started feeling better.
ZONA even began giving herself rubs!.
Unfortunately, this little lady has been diagnosed with cancer. A representative from Col Potter said “it is with much sadness that we report that the issue with Zona’s throat is cancer, which is in her lymph glands, ear, throat, larynx, etc. We had a biopsy done to confirm this, but the provisional report came back on Thursday as definitely cancer. She will not be having any surgery and is now in hospice care…”
However, there is a compassionate ending for this little lady. Again from Col Potter, “We are very proud to announce that our ZONA has been ADOPTED by her loving foster home and is resting comfortably until she has to leave us.”
Update: Zona passed on May 19, 2015. Rest in Peace little lady.
It has now been eight months since I lost my little lady to cancer. Today, Divinity’s friends at the Grey Muzzle Organization posted a helpful series of links for those with a pet that has been diagnosed with cancer.
From the Grey Muzzle
After the initial shock of a cancer diagnosis, here are five places we would turn to get more information.
- Canine Cancer Library, The National Canine Cancer Foundation – offers detailed reports on every dog cancer so you can learn more
- Using Alternative Therapies to Fight Cancer, Dr. Karen Becker – article on “less toxic, effective therapies” to treating cancer
- What to Expect When You Visit a Veterinary Oncologist [Podcast], American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation – what to bring with you, common tests your dog may receive and how you can make best decision for treatment
- When Your Dog Has Cancer – Making the Right Decisions for You and Your Dog, Lola Ball – easy-to-read book written from a pet parent’s point of view about how to create a cancer treatment plan
- The Veterinary Cancer Society’s list of cancer organizations, foundations and clinics – a thorough list of canine cancer resources
It has now been eight months since my little lady was euthanized. This month I celebrate Divinity’s love of life, with some of my favorite photographs & movies taken during our third year together.
Boots for Divinity
To read about Divinity’ boots, click HERE
Camping Trip to Father Hennepin Park
To read about Divinity’s Camping Trip to Father Hennepin Park, click HERE
Divinity goes for a horseback ride
To read about Divinity going for a horseback ride, click HERE
To read about Divinity’s Garage, click HERE
Divinity gets a pair of Doggles
To read about Divinity getting a pair of Doggles, click HERE
To read about how Divinity learned to be a Lunch Thief, click HERE
Sleepy-time for Divinity
To read about Divinity’s Sleepy-Time, click HERE
The Third Annual – Mid-Winter, Indoor Camping Trip
To read about Divinity’s Third Annual – Mid-Winter, Indoor Camping Trip, click HERE