Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Pet Cancer Awareness MonthThe “c-word” – cancer; nobody wants to find out that anybody they love has been diagnosed with cancer, including our dear cats. Even though cancer isn’t as common in cats as it is in dogs, it’s often more aggressive, so vigilance and consistent veterinary care is needed.

To that end, Blue Buffalo, The Blue Buffalo Foundation For Cancer Research, the Morris Animal Foundation, The Reidel & Cody Fund and Petco have partnered for the fourth annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month with the goal of raising $1.5 million to help find cures and assist families in need to cover the cost of treatments.

Their mission consists of three “critical” goals:

Besides donating via the Internet, pet parents may visit their local Petco stores throughout the month of May and make a donation by:

  • ‘Rounding up’ an in-store purchase to the next dollar at the register
  • Choosing a dollar amount at the register
  • Purchasing any bag of BLUE dog or cat food ($1 will be donated for every bag sold in the month of May)

For more information about Pet Cancer Awareness Month, including pet cancer facts, resources and a link to tell your pet cancer story, visit the Pet Cancer Awareness Month website.

Photo of her kitty niece Carrie is courtesy of Stephanie Newman.

Written by Stephanie Newman

Stephanie Newman

Stephanie is author of the blog, The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady, and a freelance writer whose work regularly appears on Stephanie’s work has been featured on Catster and in print in Natural Awakenings Pet – east Michigan and the Oakland Press newspaper. She’s a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association, Inc. and a member of Pet Professionals for Pet Adoption.