We all know that cancer is a huge epidemic here in the United States. But Humans are not the only species that suffers from this devastating disease. An estimated 6 million dogs and nearly 6 million cats will be diagnosed with cancer this year. In many of these animals, the malignancy will look and behave much as it would in humans, i.e, spreading to the same organs.
Cancer occurs when the body’s immune system cannot stop cells from replicating at an abnormally fast, disorderly pace and forming a mass known as a tumor. Just as in humans, companion animal cancer is not caused by any single factor. While genetics and environmental factors can play a role in the disease’s development, other variables such as toxins, radiation and tumor viruses, as well as hormones can also be responsible for causing several types of cancer. And finally, suppressed or deficient immune systems can increase an animal’s risk of developing cancer.
Dogs are affected by more forms of cancer compared to other companion animals. According to The Veterinary Cancer Society, cancer is the leading cause of death in 47% of dogs, especially dogs over age ten, and 32% of cats. Dogs get cancer at about the same rate as humans, while cats get fewer cancers. Some breeds or families of dogs have a higher incidence for developing cancer at an earlier age, but in most cases it’s a disease found in aging animals. There are nearly 100 types of animal cancer. Cancer in pets can be found in the skin, bones, breast, head & neck, lymph system, abdomen and testicles. Leukemia is the most common type of cancer in cats and lymphoma and mammary gland cancer are the most common type of dog cancers.
Dogs are victims as well and we need to find a cure to help our furry little friends. Miguel Garcia owner of Venus and Dalila Pet spa and Fashion designer is making sure he does his part in helping with finding a cure for Cancer in dogs.
An afternoon of fashion, fun and music. Miguel Garcia, Designer Extraordinaire to the Pups, will present his newest collection. Take a picture or two at our Photo Booth, enjoy some light fare and refreshments while listening to our fabulous DJ. Maybe you will take home a door prize! And, make sure you are ready for a Scavenger Hunt for Your Pups! And make sure you visit our vendor tables. Please make sure to stop Perseus’ station before you leave. A final surprise awaits you!
Details of the event below:
Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Morristown Deli – 7 Elm Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
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