We here at the Canine Liver Disease Foundation would like to welcome you to our website. This site was created in memory of my Golden Retriever, Reiley, who passed away suddenly in October of 2008 only 2 weeks after receiving the diagnosis of liver disease. While scouring the internet to find out all I could about this disease, I discovered that the information available was scarce, scattered among several different sites and was not always complete. I decided to create this site to provide all of the information I had been looking for on ONE site.
To educate dog owners about the signs/symptoms of liver disease and how to prevent, diagnose and treat this serious condition. We intend to reach out to the public through accurate, timely, and inspirational information distributed on our website and at our sponsored community events, as well as social networking venues and local and national pet-related businesses.
We want to reduce the number of liver-disease related illness and deaths by alerting the dog-owning population to the signs and symptoms of this disease. We also intend to raise money for research on prevention and treatment of canine liver disease. We plan to work to remove liver-disease as the 5th leading cause of non-accidental death in dogs and reduce the numbers of animals infected annually.
Founder - Lisa Smith
5820 W. Peoria Ave. Ste 107
Glendale, AZ 85302
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Disclaimer: The Canine Liver Disease Foundation assumes no liability for injury to you or your pet incurred by following the information, descriptions, treatment options or procedures listed on this site. This site is not intended to be used as a replacement for veterinary advice or consultation. We always recommend speaking with a veterinarian or liver specialist before attempting to use any of the treatments listed on our site.
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From the Blog
Liver Cancer Study from Morris Animal Foundation
em>I received a phone call recently regarding this study taking place through Morris Animal Foundation. They asked that I post this information to my blog to let people know about the study and where to donate if anyone is interested. It is a great foundation and organization and hopefully they can help us put an end to canine liver cancer!
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In Memory of Riley
A Poem By Her Mommy
Although I cannot see you
I feel you here with me
And still I cannot touch you
… Right here is where you’ll be.
In a way you were my teacher
To help me on my way
In a way you were my protector
To keep the bad at bay.
I miss you my friend
Your breath upon my cheek
Your tail just going crazy
Your fur so fine and sleek.
You were never just my dog
You were always so much more
From lots of hugs and kisses
To puddles on the floor.
I miss you soo very much
Much more than you’ll ever know
But I understand your pain
And why you had to go.
So until next time my faithful companion
This will never be the end
I love you still more ever
My best and loyal friend.
With her head high and proud as always!!
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Copper Storage Disease in Scottish Terriers
Having just read an article on your site about the disproportionate number of Scotties being diagnosed with Copper Storage Disease I felt I had to contact you.
2 weeks ago I lost my little man, Jack. He was 9 and died from Liver Cirrhosis brought about from Copper Storage Disease. I wondered if there were any links within his pedigree to the cases you site and I hoped that the information may be useful to hopefully save another owner from the heartache and grief we are currently going through.
Jack: Atlanticbell Firecracker
Sire: Solomons Diamond – Champion WIldermist Clint/Millendaw Mixed Up
Dam: Quinsan Kittys Gem – Fred of Capeldewi/Esther Flip Flop
Jack was purchased from a breeder in Buxton, Staffordshire, England in November 2002. I believe his fathers side has travelled to the USA and bred there as I can find reference to that bloodline on the internet. I cannot find any reference to his mothers side at all.
Obviously its a long shot, but if any of the... [Read more of this story]
In Memory of Cooper
Hi, My name is Vanessa I’m from Guadalajara, Mexico.
I found out about Canine Liver Disease Foundation 1 year ago. My brother, my sister and I donate every chance we have. It is very important to have an early detection of the disease. Saddly I didn’t know much about it, even though my dog just lost his appetite 3 days before he passed away. That was the only symptom, before he got jauntice but by the time he was already at the vets hospital .
Lisa I’d like to thank this foundation. I hope you can post my story:
I sent an e-mail to Canine Liver Disease Foundation on January 2nd 2011, the saddest day of my life. We’ve loss our little Cooper, my 2 years old pomeranian, and I must thank you, because of your foundation, and your words that made me feel better. It was really helpful to read and to know more about this disease, about other stories and to know that I was not alone in this. 1 year ago was the worst day in our lives, I didn’t understand why my Cooper... [Read more of this story]
Update on Tigger
You did a story on Tigger Jan 15, 2009 . First time he had mass on liver was 2007 it was hepatocelluar carcinoma it was removed with clean margins. Sadly 8 months later it came back in another location in the liver. This time it was in a location that no vet not even the chief of surgery at a well known hospital would even dare to operate. They gave him a few months to live. Since Tigger other wise was healthy I knew I had to search for help. I found Dr. Chick Weisse from interventional radiology who stated Tigger could have a non invasive procedure called chemoembolizations to shrink tumor. Its were a small incision is made a wire then goes to tumor with chemo drugs . He stated it could work. That’s all I wanted to hear was HOPE . I had procedure done and he was to get checked in four months to see if it worked. Our 4 month visit showed that the tumor did not shrink and the vet suggested we perform another chemoembolization. I agreed and I asked if I could bring... [Read more of this story]
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