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Blue Buffalo Pet Cancer Awareness Month

As a Feline Leukemia positive cat there's a chance I could develop tumors; so I get checked.
As a Feline Leukemia positive cat there's a chance I could develop tumors; so I get checked.
Photo by Wendy Warwick White

Join the fifth annual Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research’s fight against pet cancer. Blue Buffalo and Petco have teamed up again to help raise funds to eradicate this number one killer of companion cats and dogs. The funds are used to support universities and clinics that are on the cutting edge of finding the causes, treatments and an eventual cure for companion animal cancers. With a goal to raise $2 million May 3 to June 1 they need our help in the fight.

How can you help? Simply visit a Petco store during Pet Cancer Awareness Month and purchase any bag of Blue cat or dog food. Blue Buffalo will then donate $1 toward the fight against pet cancer (up to $100,000). Alternatively you can choose a donation amount at the register or visit to make a donation directly.

Established in 2003, the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research provides a source of funds for universities and clinics with programs dedicated to gaining a greater understanding of the causes, treatments and prevention of cat and dog cancers.

The Blue Buffalo Foundation website states:

The Foundation's initial activity will be to provide grants to a select group of universities and clinics as determined by its Directors. Over time the Foundation's goal is to increase both the number of grants and the amount of each grant as the BLUE brand grows and sales increase.

The Foundation will support all areas of cancer research, including the use of superior nutrition and all natural dog food in a preventative context, as this is where we as pet parents can make the greatest contribution to the dogs and cats we love.

In addition to research, some of the money raised goes to support organizations that help fund cancer treatments for families unable to afford the full cost of treatment that their companion animal needs.

Blue Buffalo notes:

Cancer is the #1 disease-related cause of death for our dogs and cats... a fact that's known by only 20% of pet parents.

As a pet parent you need to be aware of the warning signs of cancer, and know the steps you need to take to protect and keep your cat or dog healthy. Pet Cancer Awareness is devoted to raising awareness of pet cancer, keeping healthy dogs and cats, and is committed to a leadership role in raising funds for research.

Find out more about cat and dog cancers on the Pet Cancer Awareness site.

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