Sugar Rub! 

​​​Have you had a cat with mammary cancer? Click the button to participate in our study and help us end this hateful disease.

​​​Check your pets for breast cancer

Our Goals

Join our Mission

Watch a video of Sugar getting a Sugar Rub! from her oncologist, Dr. Stephen Atwater. 

Join the Sugar Rub! Road Trip

In 2016 "Flat Sugar" travelled the world to raise awareness that Pets Get Breast Cancer Too. Check out the Sugar Rub! Road Trip 2016 to see Sugar's travels. 

Want a Flat Sugar of your own? Download one here and share our mission by taking Sugar with you! 

Flat Sugar

​​Purchase our Merchandise

You can help us raise awareness and share the message about the importance of regular breast exams for pets, by purchasing and wearing our merchandise. 100% of your purchases are donated to the Sugar Rub! Feline Mammary Cancer Fund at Penn Vet.

Share our Flyers

Print and post our flyers to let others know about animal breast cancer. Most pet supply stores have bulletin boards where you can post flyers. Ask your veterinarian or local shelter if can you post one at their location.

Mama J raising awareness about animal breast cancer at the San Francisco Avon Breast Cancer Walk in 2014.

What is a Sugar Rub?

Sugar Rub! T-shirts are a great way to raise awareness.

  • Raise awareness that pets get breast cancer.
  • Encourage pet parents to check their pets at least once a month by giving them a Sugar Rub! (breast exam).
  • Fund animal mammary cancer research. Our current project is a study at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary school. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.

Flat Sugar raising awareness in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

The Sugar Rub! is what we call giving your pet a breast exam.

With any cancer, early detection is a critical factor for survival, so examining your pets regularly is very important. In addition to a regular exam by your veterinarian at least once a year, give your pet an overall nose to tail exam once a month. Be on the lookout for any unusual lumps or bumps and get them checked out by your vet right away.

Click here to read an article by Dr. Donna Spector about how to do a breast exam on your pets.