Lymphoma Treatment for Dogs Gets Full FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has fully approved Tanovea (rabacfosadine injection) to treat lymphoma in dogs.  This is the first conditionally approved new animal drug to gain full FDA approval. The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine reports that “While canine lymphoma affects fewer than 70,000 dogs in the U.S. annually, it … Continue reading Lymphoma Treatment for Dogs Gets Full FDA Approval

Study Finds Large, Long-Limbed Dog Breeds have Higher Risk for Bone Cancer

  A large-scale study of the veterinary health records of over 1750 dogs in the UK has identified breed risk factors for the development of osteosarcoma, a painful and aggressive bone tumor in dogs. While previous studies have shown that larger dogs are more at risk than smaller dogs, this retrospective study identified some breed-specific … Continue reading Study Finds Large, Long-Limbed Dog Breeds have Higher Risk for Bone Cancer

Texas A&M Develops Blood Test for Canine Cancer Screening

Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has developed a blood test that veterinarians can use for early cancer detection in dogs. The test, called the Nu.Q Vet Cancer Screening Test, can detect early biomarkers of cancer known as circulating nucleosomes. An article on the test in Veterinary Practice News notes that … Continue reading Texas A&M Develops Blood Test for Canine Cancer Screening

Meet FACE Success Story Sparky

Sparky is an adorable 6 year old Pitbull Terrier who was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor.  His veterinarians said he would have a good prognosis with radiation therapy. Unfortunately, Sparky's mom and dad were struggling to make ends meet due to employment problems caused by the COVID crisis.  After discussing Sparky's care with his … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Sparky