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Puppy Up! Walk in Memphis this Sunday!

Posted by Erich Trapp on April 24, 2012

Elizabeth and Cagney, Memphis' Puppy Up! Cancer Heroes.

This Sunday, April 29th, we”ll be having our first 2 Million Dogs’ Puppy Up! Walk of 2012 — in Memphis, Tennessee. Hosted by our Executive Director, Ginger Morgan, the Walk will be held at Overton Park – Rainbow Lake Pavilion. Registration begins at 12 noon and the Walk begins at 2 PM. General registration is $20.00 before the event.

Festival includes vendors, food, entertainment and fun! Bring your dog (no retractable leashes, please), have a great time, and support 2 Million Dogs and their invaluable work investing in comparative oncology and supporting canine cancer research.

You can register for the walk, donate, and get more information here.

Also check out the great interview with Elizabeth, Cagney, and Luke Robinson on WREG TV.



Memphis Puppy Up! Walk or bust ... wait! How do we reach the pedals?


Come join us for a fantastic day! We look forward to seeing you there. Puppy Up!


Attention Tweeters: Our hashtag for Sunday’s Puppy Up! Walk in Memphis is #mempup12. Use it to interact with us and other Tweeps as you’re walking! Be sure to follow our feed @2milliondogs… and we’ll see you in Memphis on Sunday!

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Good Nutrition Is Vital To Maintaining A Robust Immune System

Posted by Erich Trapp on April 9, 2012

Whether your dog has cancer or not, maintaining a balanced and healthy diet is vital. When a dog’s immune system is compromised, either by disease or treatment, nutrition is critical in giving your companion the best chances possible for fighting disease. As many are becoming aware, good nutrition is at the heart of the battle against cancer.

If you feed your pet a commercially prepared diet (canned and/or dry foods), it’s essential that you know what’s in the food and how to read the label. But after the first few ingredients, reading dog food labels is often like reading hieroglyphics.

But there’s hope. Here’s a helpful article on WebMD by Elizabeth Lee that can help you decipher the contents of your dog’s dinner. The article starts here and lists 7 things you should know about reading dog food labels, what’s good, and what you’ll want to avoid, including: (1) How do I read the dog food ingredient list? (2) What are byproducts, and should I avoid dog foods that contain them? (3) What are all those chemical-sounding names? (4) How can I make sure the food meets my dog’s needs? (5) What is the guaranteed analysis? (6) What do “natural” and “holistic” labels mean? and finally (7) What is organic pet food? Additionally, the article provides a “Feeding Directory” with numerous articles on appetite, hydration, new-puppy diets, and a host of other helpful links.

And for more on nutrition and dogs with cancer, you might find the article on “Nutrition for the Canine Cancer Patient” at CanineCancer.com helpful as well.


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