YOUR STORIES

Our readers have shared beautiful stories of their experiences with their precious pets and cancer: love, loss, hope, inspiration and wisdom. We want you to share your story. Send it to info@puccinifoundation.org or Contact Us.

Jose_and_cat_NoahNOAH, OUR CHERISHED KITTY

This is a photo of our cat Noah being very loving as usual. Sadly, he became very ill while we were away on a trip. He was boarding at the Cat Doctor in Thousand Oaks while we were away. Noah was diagnosed with Mast Cell Disease, which is more common in dogs than cats. Read complete story

 

 

 

katie-adjEARLY DETECTION SAVED KATIE

My beautiful Katie had just turned 7 years old on June 3rd of 2008 when we noticed a small dark spot in her mouth underneath her tongue. I immediately made an appointment to take her to our vet, Dr. Raleigh, to have it looked at. Dr. Raleigh expressed concern and said we needed to have…  Read complete story

 

Bill_Eisenstots_ShebaSHEBA, QUEEN OF OUR HEARTS

Our lab/chow mix was diagnosed with an optic nerve tumor a year and a half ago. She’d already gone blind in that eye and due to concerns of growth they had to remove her eye (our one-eyed wonder beast). She is still active and acting normal post-radiation and removal. Now a year later, the tumor… Read complete story

 

 

 

Donna_Anderson_SnowballSNOWBALL SURVIVED TESTICULAR CANCER

I had a little dog, full of energy and love. His name was Snowball, and like his name, he was white and fluffy. I loved how he would always shake hands, and then he wanted to shake the other hand. He would play with butterflies and birds, jumping in the air. One day, he started… Read complete story

 

elizabethELIZABETH, THE FLUFFIEST CAT

My husband and I were newly married; I was finishing school while my husband worked two jobs. While we had both grown up with pets and wanted a pet of our own, we didn’t think we had time to devote to an animal. And of course, that’s when one shows up:  a skinny, long-haired orange cat… Read complete story

 

Tails & Tiaras BenefitSCOTTIE GIRL: “TAILS AND TIARAS”

Scottie Girl (yes, a Scottish Terrier, born November 1991) was a patient of Dr. Phil Bergman’s and a participant in his Canine Melanoma Vaccine study at The Animal Medical Center in New York from late 2002 until her final visit in May, 2005.  During those years – years I believe she … Read complete story

Tucker 13th B-Day 024TUCKER THE WONDERPUP

“Tucker was an incredible girl who beat all the odds and statistics in her battle against cancer,” says her pet parent, Barb.  She called her yellow labrador retriever, “Tucker the Wonderpup.” In 2008, Tucker was diagnosed with mast cell carcinoma and Barb says, “We were lucky enough to, by chance, learn about a doctor… Read complete story

Sunny cutie-adjSUNNY BOY BEAT CANCER

Sunny Boy was a young terrier when he was first diagnosed with cancer. He had an operation to remove a liver tumor.  After Sunny Boy recovered from surgery, his veterinary oncologist determined that Sunny Boy was a suitable candidate for the human DNA melanoma vaccine.  At that time the drug was still in experimental trials… Read complete story

naya_CIMG1270NAYA: BOXER WITH MAST CELL CARCINOMA

Naya was 6-1/2 years old when her primary care vet removed a tumor and had it biopsied on October 7, 2009. When the diagnosis of grade 3 mast cell carcinoma was the result, Pat wasted no time, getting Naya in to see a veterinary oncologist five days later. A battery of tests determined that… Read complete story

 

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