Hero dog gets chemo treatments, beats cancer
DAVIS, Calif. — A veterinarian at the University of California, Davis, has some good news about a dog from the Philippines who became an international hero by sacrificing her snout to save two young girls.
With six weekly intravenous chemotherapy infusions done, Kabang appears to have beaten the cancer she was suffering from, Gina Davis, the primary care veterinarian at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Davis, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
The dog, however, will need treatment for heartworms in her arteries before she can have the gaping wound on her face closed. Full treatment of that condition was put on hold during cancer therapy.
Kabang, a female mongrel, had her snout and upper jaw sheared off when she jumped in front of a speeding motorcycle, saving her owner's daughter and niece from serious injury or death, according to newspaper reports in the Philippines.
The dog ended up in Davis this year when a nurse from Buffalo, N.Y., spearheaded a fundraising campaign to bring her to the United States.