Friday, July 27, 2012

Repost Regarding Blood Test to Detect Cancer in Dogs

Yes, we are finally there!
A simple blood test to detect cancer in dogs!!!
Hello, everyone. When we first started the National Canine Cancer Foundation and wrote our mission statement—to save dogs lives by finding cures, better treatments, and accurate, cost-effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine cancer—it was my hope and belief that I would someday get to write to all dogs owners a letter like this. 
We all know that one of the keys to saving lives and beating cancer in our sweet pups is to find it early. Thanks to Veterinary Diagnostics Institute (VDI), it is with great pleasure that the National Canine Cancer Foundation can present to all dog owners who suspect or want to confirm cancer in their dogs, a simple blood test that will accurately detect cancer. 
This is life-changing and lifesaving news for every dog!
If there is one thing I have heard over and over again from people who have lost their dog to cancer, it is “If there was only a way to find out sooner, my dog might still be alive.” Well now there is! The blood test is called VDI TKcanine+.
We need everyone to spread the word about this blood test that will give every dog a new fighting chance of winning the battle against Cancer.
This is the fight against canine cancer that everyone can help with.
For more information on the test and how it works got to
Let’s get the word out, the VDI-TKcanine+ test is available at your vets NOW!
Also now more than ever we need your help to fund more cancer research now that we are able to detect it sooner than later.  Please donate today
Here is some key information about the blood test:
The VDI-TKcanine+  test has a 24-hour turnaround time to accommodate a quick response to ease the dog owners’ suspicions and concerns. VDI-TKcanine+ measures two separate parameters in the dog’s blood. The first parameter is an enzyme called thymidine kinase or TK for short. TK is released into the blood stream by cells that are undergoing unusually rapid cell division; a hallmark of cancer. The second parameter the test measures is a protein that detects when inflammation is present; another characteristic of most cancer types. Using these two measurements, VDI-TKcanine+ detects the presence of cancer, often in the early stages before the signs are more obvious.
VDI-TKcanine+ is a very accurate test, with a sensitivity of 96% and a specificity of 85% when the result falls into the category of “Positive.” Should the test result fall into the category of “High Positive,” the specificity rises to 99%.
For more information go to

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Who's Out THERE?

Audrey and Chloe are keeping me company while I work. They like to sit on the couch and keep an eye out for that rabbit outside.