One in 8 women will get breast cancer. One in 1,000 men will get breast cancer. But did you know our furry family members can get breast cancer too?
Mammary tumors are the most common tumors in dogs, and about 50% of them are malignant. One in 4 unspayed female dogs will get mammary tumors, but spaying greatly reduces the risk of development. In cats, almost 90% of mammary tumors are malignant, and mammary cancer is the third most common cancer in cats. As with dogs, spaying before the first heat cycle significantly reduces a cat’s chance of ever developing mammary tumors.
Having lost a rescue kitty to mammary gland cancer (Carmela “C-Biscuit” Snickerdoodle*), we at Boofy’s understand the importance of supporting comparative oncology research. We are hopeful that by participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walk we can help eradicate this disease for everyone, whether they have two legs or four.
Join Team Boofy’s Best for Pets on Sunday, 4/28/2013, for a 5-mile walk along the Rio Grande near Cottonwood Mall. Cool event t-shirts are available for a limited number of team members. If you can’t join us, then please make a donation to help us achieve a world without breast cancer!
*All the critters knew Carmela was a major killah. She didn’t let a breast cancer diagnosis prevent her from keeping the toy mouse population under control. We miss you and your yodeling, Grandma Scary!