This ‘N That Thursday

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Today we are joining 2 Brown Dawgs & co-host Ruckus the Eskie  for their This ‘N That Thursday’s blog hop!
This is what she has to say about the hop,

A little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

“This ‘N That Thursday is for anything you want!  Maybe you want to post about unrelated topics, or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post, or you have awards to share, or you have one long post…anything goes!  So grab the button and join the hop!”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which we talked about on last TNT post, you can read about it here. We wanted to mention the awareness again as you can never hear to much about Breast Cancer awareness in humans and in pets. Dog’s and Cat’s can get breast cancer too! 
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Here is what Veterinary Partners says about Breast Cancer in Dogs, you can read the full article here.
Mammary Tumors in Dogs
We’ve all heard of breast cancer in women. With approximately one woman in eight or nine falling victim to this form of cancer, there are awareness campaigns from numerous health care agencies. and research continues. What many pet owners do not know is that the incidence of mammary tumor development in dogs is higher yet with one in four unspayed female dogs affected. This is a huge incidence, yet awareness among owners of female dogs is lacking.Here is what Veterinary Partners says about Breast Cancer in Cats, you can read the full article here.Mammary Cancer in Cats

We have all heard of breast cancer in women. With approximately one woman in eight or nine falling victim to this form of cancer, there are awareness campaigns from numerous health care agencies and research continues. In cats, mammary cancer is the third most common cancer, with the most common victim being a senior female cat around age 10 to 12 years.

Dogs are lucky as only about 50% of mammary tumors are malignant for them. For cats, approximately 90% are malignant with rapid spread to adjacent glands and the nearest set of lymph nodes. Cats generally have eight mammary glands (thoracic, cranial abdominal, caudal abdominal, and inguinal – see illustration). The most commonly affected glands are the thoracic and inguinal glands. An owner should be accustomed to feeling for even small lumps in these areas. Because veins connect both the right and left sets of glands, it is easy for tumor cells to cross from one side to the other though usually the glands on the same side as the original tumor are seeded first.

At first the tumor is small and may feel like a pebble or dried pea. The tumor should be removed as soon as possible in hope of removing it completely. If left alone, mammary tumors get larger and harder and ultimately burst through the skin creating a smelly, infected ulcer.

Tumors removed when they are less than0.8 inches (2cm) in diameter have a median survival time of 4.5 years.

Tumors removed that are greater than 1.2 inches (3cm) in diameter have a 6-month median survival time.

Tumors spread from the mammary glands to local lymph nodes and then on to the chest, brain, bone, and even spleen. Expect chest radiographs to assess tumor spread to the lung to be needed before surgery can proceed. Basic blood tests will also be needed.

The Sand Spring gang wanted to help out with spreading Breast Cancer Awareness, this is what they say about it.

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Glory loves her Pink Whistle Society Pink gear.

Glory loves her Pink Whistle Society Pink gear.

Gambler is proud to wear pink at hunt tests, he's proud to support the PWS and breast cancer awareness.

Gambler is proud to wear pink at hunt tests, he’s proud to support the PWS and breast cancer awareness.

 

On to hunting.

We did a little hunting this weekend. It was opening weekend for pheasants. Took Nellie and Glory on Saturday. Nellie, Dick and I hunted and hunted and she kicked up one but Dick missed. John, Brock and Glory headed to the river to see if they could find some ducks, they didn’t find any ducks but on the way back they saw a pheasant on the bank of the river. John and Glory headed over that way Glory winded it and she was off. The guys heard it cackle so they thought it would be getting up but no here comes Glory running back with it in her mouth. If you can believe this I forgot to take a picture of it. 😦

We went back out hunting on Sunday then I went out on Wed and no luck just exercise and a couple pictures of the dogs working.

Sunday afternoon in the rain John and Glory went duck hunting, this is what they got.

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Gman off of rehab list and back out looking for birds.

Gman off of rehab list and back out looking for birds.

John, Glory and Gambler.

John, Glory and Gambler.

Taking a moment to get a picture of beautiful.

Taking a moment to get a picture of beautiful.

A little of that:

MK enjoying her time with Gpa Norman.

MK enjoying her time with Gpa Norman.

So that wraps it up for today, why don’t you hop on over to 2 Brown Dawgs & co-host Ruckus the Eskie see what their up to and grab the badge and join the hopping fun!

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8 thoughts on “This ‘N That Thursday

  1. Love that pic of the dogs…those pink tatas are so funny…and it’s sweet that after a day of hard hunting work they can still enjoy a quiet liedown with a kitty

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  2. Serious question here. So what area in particular should we be feeling in our dogs, the nipple area?

    Delilah was almost two when she was spayed, so this worries me.

    but I love the photos, what a great way to spread the word!

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  3. Thanks for calling attention to this – particularly that dogs can get it too. SInce Maggie was a breeder mom and had many litters of pups (don’t know how many, but she was 8 when we got her). I worry about her susceptibility to it and be sure to get her checked regularly.
    Glad Gman is better!

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  4. Thanks so much for participating in TNT. Love the pick balloons. 🙂 Thanks for explaining about mammary cancer. I do periodically check Storm. Will have to do it more often.

    Nice ducks John and Glory got. Glory is a brave girl to pick up a live pheasant. 🙂

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