Saturday, November 7, 2020, is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day – a day to spread education and awareness about canine lymphoma.
National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day was founded by dog agility trainer, Terry Simons, after he lost his beloved pup, Reveille, to this heartbreaking disease. It also inspired him to create CLEAR – Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research – which is also dedicated to increasing awareness of and a cure for canine lymphoma through education and research.
Tucker, the Mini Goldendoodle in the photo, is my grand-dog who was diagnosed with T Cell Canine Lymphoma in June 2019 at age 6. The average survival rate is 12 months, and luckily, with excellent veterinary treatment and dedicated fur parents, Tucker has surpassed that by several months. Though he is slowing down, he is still enjoying his delicious food, neighborhood walks, and lots of cuddling from his parents.
So our family applauds CLEAR and its mission to empower dog owners with knowledge while working towards a cure for canine lymphoma.
To honor this day, learn more about canine lymphoma and consider donating to research or to an organization that can help pet owners that may need financial help for treatment. Use #CanineLymphomaAwarnessDay to share on social media.