Geaux Pink Tigers
Pet Cancer Awareness Month
November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and we are excited to announce the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to fund research of pet cancers and assist in the costs of caring for animals in our cancer treatment programs. Our goal is to raise $15,000 in the next 30 days. The funds raised in this campaign will help ensure that every patient brought to the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital receives the very best care and recovery.
What is Geaux Pink Tigers?
Geaux Pink Tigers raises awareness of pet cancers and the advanced treatment options offered by LSU. We celebrate victories and seek treatments that prolong the lives of pets. Our Geaux Pink Tigers fund will aid in pet cancer research and advancements in treatment options.
Our pets are living longer due to advances in medicine and an emphasis on preventive care and nutrition. Living longer exposes our animals to diseases of aging, especially cancer. An estimated 6 million dogs and nearly 6 million cats will be diagnosed with cancer this year.
A cancer diagnosis is no longer terminal for your dog or cat, particularly if it’s caught early. Cancer symptoms in pets are very similar to those in people. In fact, because cancers in dogs so closely resemble human cancer, there is ongoing research that could benefit both species.
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital are dedicated to fighting this disease. Our Cancer Treatment Unit was formed in 1998 to aid in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of veterinary patients with cancer. The facility has two major service units: medical oncology (chemotherapy) and radiation oncology. Each of these units is designed to diagnose and treat veterinary cancer patients with the most advanced technology and procedures available.
Please join us in fighting pet cancer. Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. We also ask that you please share this email with your friends, family and colleagues who have been touched by pet cancer and who want to help fight this disease.