National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day / November 7, 2021

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day is on November 7th, 2021. This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Canine Lymphoma Awareness day! It has been a decade since this observance has taken place, so it’s time to celebrate with your favorite furry friend.

Did you know that “lymphoma” comes from two Greek words? “Lympha,” which means water, and “ma,” which means tumor. So lymphomas are tumors in the fluid-filled tissues or organs that produce lymphocytes – white blood cells that fight infection. Fortunately for dogs, most cases of canine lymphomas will not cause cancerous changes in other tissues or organs outside of the immune system.”

History Of National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

Terry Simons founded National Canine Lymphoma Day in 2015 to spread information regarding canine lymphoma. His beloved dog, Reveille; inspired him to create CLEAR – the Council for Livestock and Animal Raisers of America’s registry which screens dogs DNA against cancerous cells found within their body or at certain sites around an animal’s habitat so that if they’re diagnosed with this disease owners can get on board straight away without having any worries about what lies ahead financially because membership fees are covered by donations alone!

At just six months old when she sadly passed away after developing progressive multivesicular cell carcinomatosis (MVPC), his newest addition proved invaluable while researching ways not only to gain awareness but also to raise funds during difficult times.

Celebration Ideas & Activities

  1. Educate yourself and your family

What are the symptoms of canine lymphoma? Which breeds are more likely to develop it, and what can you do if your dog shows any signs that he or she may have this disease.

This year on August 4th we celebrate Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day so I thought now would be a great time as ever for all those interested in learning how they might help prevent their pup from developing cancerous cells spreading throughout his body!

There’s always been some debate over which type(s)of dogs could end up becoming afflicted with NHL but there does seem like nowadays many different types show early-onset behaviors before presenting themselves clinically.

  1. Take your dog to the vet

You know your dog loves the car ride, but he might not enjoy visiting the veterinarian. To make his visit worthwhile for both of you I recommend scheduling regular checkups with a vet who will take good care of him!

  1. Rescue a dog

There are plenty of wise old dogs out there who need a good home to see them until their remaining days.


  1. The Symptoms

If you’re noticing any of the following signs in your pet, it’s time to take action. Make sure that everything is well within the normal range for them before sending them off on their way: an enlarged lymph node or neck area; lethargy (or decreased energy); weight loss with less appetite than usual – these could all point towards something serious like a disease!

  1. The Types

Lymphoma is a serious disease that affects the lymph nodes in your dog’s body. It can be caused by something as simple and common to them, like an infection or viral-related illness but there are more than 30 types including NK/ Crabs sensu strictness which has recently been named after DrNealKarlin at Massachusetts General Hospital!

  1. The Affected Areas

Lymphomas are a type of cancer that can affect any part of the body, including organs like your kidneys and liver.

lymph nodes – Lining lymph nodes drain into smaller vessels to allow fluidity through it then carry this processed blood back towards your heart where it’s ready for use as fuel by cells all over again. They can include any part of your dog’s body, including the brain and lungs.

  1. The Similarities

Canine lymphomas and human non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma are almost indistinguishable under a microscope.

  1. The Treatment

Chemotherapy is the most effective therapy for canine lymphoma.

Mice, rats, and dogs with cancer may be able to find hope in their Veterinarian’s clinic!


  1. Dogs are part of the family

It’s a well-known fact that we all have a little animal in our lives. They’re not just furry friends, either; many people don’t even want to call their pets anymore! But as much as they may be members of the family – like kids or spouses–dogs sure do pack an emotional punch when it comes time for their leave home/retire from working service careers (especially those golden years).

  1. A healthy home is a happy home

It’s the little things in life, like making sure our dogs are healthy. It reminds us to take care of ourselves and make time for rest before we need it to!

  1. Dogs love us unconditionally

The loyalty of a dog is unparalleled. From providing them with food and shelter to protecting their owner, dogs are the best friend you could ever hope for!


The prognosis for lymphoma in dogs is very positive when diagnosed early and treated appropriately, typically with chemotherapy!


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