Cancer, the most dreadful malady we have ever known in our history, the last thing you wish to hear when you visit a physician, and the most atrocious news you hope not to hear it. We as humans are not the only victims of cancer; your pet is also a victim of cancer. Cats, Dogs, and even some wild animals.
Cancer in pets is fairly different. In wild animals, it is commonly a result of internal factors (genetic factors). On the other side, pets face cancer as a result of human activities. Air pollution, water pollution, and even second-hand smoke in your home are human-made filth make our pets more likely to get cancer. It seems now like we are the criminals! Make sure to read Blue Buffalo (@bluebuffalo) | Twitter to get the latest news on pet cancer.
As a step to fix what we spoiled, a lot of foundations have bounced to the world to specialize in the treatment of animal cancer. These foundations not only protecting animals’ life, it also provides a research platform that gives scientists a chance to understand cancer better and to develop cancer treatment, and on the other hand, it protects pet owners’ lives. Indeed, some researchers claimed that we can get cancer from our pets.
Like any foundation, these foundation needs the fuel to go. They need donations that make them complete their humanitarian role in the society. The donation supports these foundations in their way to treat more than 12 million pets every year. The donation is also used to educate people about the symptoms and the steps they can follow to avoid a great loss.
The donations do not waste away. Golden retrievers lifetime study is the longest study have ever made in the field of dogs cancer. Supported by donations, it was a 10-year study that observed the nutritional, environmental, and genetic risk factors on 3000 dogs that might cause cancer. On the other side, the osteosarcoma program was a program began in 2013. Funded by 5 million dollars, the study proposed to find a treatment of the osteosarcoma, the most common bone tumor in dogs. Scientists have reached promising cancer treating drug that targets a protein that regulates cell growth. Donations delivered to a big foundation in this field helped to fund more than 1300 studies in the field of pet cancer. It also helped 94 million cats and 89 million dogs in the United States in the past years.
A long time ago we started to harm the environment and the creatures in it. Let’s take a step to reverse this effect. Think about millions of pets that are at risk and help. Think about millions of best friends that wait for their destiny to leave their families alone; millions of innocent pets that cached the most atrocious disease because of our irresponsible humanitarian activities. Take a step to fix what we committed. Your donation will several lives, and can even save several human lives that who can catch cancer from their pets. It is time to act like humans, to repair our environment, and to act rationally. It’s time to donate.