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Although a single symptom may not be indicative of cancer, being cautious and aware is important. Thank you Parkerpup.com for the great infographic.

11 Signs of Cancer in Dogs

11 Possible signs of cancer in dogs:

Straining to poop/thin, ribbon like stools Lethargy or no appetite Any new bumps or lumps Drainage or odor from ears (note: this is also very common with ear infections) Runny nose, especially a bloody nose Unusually foul breath & excessive drooling Increased thirst and urination Diarrhea / Vomiting Change ins shape, size, or feel of an existing lump Limping/change in gait Difficulty urinating and/or blood in urine (note: also very common with urinary tract infections)

You know your dog best, so if he or she is exhibiting symptoms that are not normal, please contact your vet.

Students are helping train future service dogs at theĀ Pawsitive Dog Training in Fairbanks. Simon Atkinson and his 7 month old puppy, Charlie, have been together for the past six weeks. Simon has been working with the Wag’ N Train Teen Flyer service dog program to help train dogs for people in need.

The Wag’ N Train program is operated by a nonprofit organization called “The Other Paw Assistance Dogs” (TOPAD) started by Nathan Colling and Betsy Jacobs. They started the nonprofit to help the people of Fairbanks since there were no services of this kind in the area.

Using positive reinforcement and a patient attitude, these youngsters are teaching the next generation of service animals.

Students in Fairbanks training a puppy to become a service dog