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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Sue Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

New Fundraiser For Canine Cancer

Updated: October 8th, 2018

Canine cancer treatment can be quite costly.   Since many do not have pet insurance, veterinary bills can be overwhelming for dog cancer, especially in this economy.

There is a new fundraiser that has been started to help raise funds for those coping with canine cancer and the bills they face.  This fund is sponsored by Prairie Isle Dog Trekking, which is a sled dog group.  The way the fund works is kind of like a walk-athon.  The group collects donations (visit the site here), and contributes a dollar for every mile the dogs run.  Contributions go to Canine Cancer Awareness.

Canine Cancer Awareness is one of the charitable organizations that helps provide financial assistance to dogs with cancer.  Another source of funding, either for donations or seeking financial help, is The Magic Bullet Fund.

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide has an extensive listing of further sources of financial aid for dogs in need and their humans, along with contact information to get funding.

Other routes to help with veterinary bills include Care Credit.  This is a third party financing option, where participating practices work with Care Credit to allow veterinary bills to be paid off over time.

Some veterinary practices will trade services as well.

Finally, enrollment in clinical trials in your area can be another way for your loved dog to receive specialist veterinary care at low cost while testing new cancer treatments.


Dr D

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  1. Aimee on June 12, 2012 at 7:50 am

    We like the Canine Cancer Awareness and Magic Bullet Fund also help families with the cost of cancer treatment. When I first started the Stymie Canine Cancer Foundation I looked for similar foundations. Of course after I started I did find the 2 above and a few other. I would love to talk about helping as well or cross linking with each other.


    • Dr. Demian Dressler on June 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Dear Aimee,
      Thanks for your input. Please be advised that if I post about your site, you may get quite a few calls from guardians in financial need. Is this what you had in mind?
      Dr D

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