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A Cancer Primer

Posted by on May 2014 in Health | 1 comment

A Cancer Primer

Cancer. It’s probably the scariest of all the diseases we have in common with our pets. We fear cancer, but do we really understand it? In order to fight the good fight, a working knowledge of how cancer affects us and our dogs is necessary.

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Blood Test Available for Canine Cancer

Posted by on June 2013 in Health | 0 comments

Blood Test Available for Canine Cancer

  A canine-specific blood test called VDI-TKcanine+ is available to assist owners and veterinarians in the diagnosis of cancer.  According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation (www.wearethecure.org), the test measures an enzyme that is released into the bloodstream by cells that are undergoing rapid division.  The test was developed by the Veterinary Diagnostics Institute, or VDI (www.vdilab.com). In July 2012 the National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF) awarded its Seal of Excellence to VDI’s cancer test to recognize the important...

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Border Collies Sought for Sensory Neuropathy Study

Posted by on December 2011 in Health | 0 comments

Border Collies Sought for Sensory Neuropathy Study

Sensory Neuropathy is a devastating disease that affects young Border Collies at 5-7 months of age; unfortunately, it always leads to euthanasia. The disease has been noted in our breed since 1987, but recently it has become more prevalent.

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More Border Collies Sought for Tufts Behavioral Health Study on CCD

Posted by on June 2011 in Health | 0 comments

More Border Collies Sought for Tufts Behavioral Health Study on CCD

Border Collies are weird. They have quirks unlike any other breed. As owners, we tend to accept the unique idiosyncrasies of our beloved breed and instead focus on the outstanding qualities our dogs possess such as biddability, strong work ethic, and brilliant minds. However, some Border Collies take weirdness to the extreme, which can affect their overall health and well being.

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