Exploring Alternative Methods for Dog Cancer

The first item on a holistic veterinarian’s checklist to consider when reviewing a cancer case from an alternative perspective (after examining the traditional choices) is diet. The purpose of nutrition is to establish an environment in which cancer cells are effectively starved while the immune system is strengthened. The next step is usually to lookContinue reading “Exploring Alternative Methods for Dog Cancer”

Intestinal Cancer in Dogs

The abnormal proliferation and dysregulated replication of cells anywhere throughout the intestinal tract, which includes the small and large intestines, results in intestinal cancer in dogs. The duodenum, jejunum, and ileum are the three different parts of the small intestine. The cecum, colon, and rectum are the three different parts of the large intestine. TumorsContinue reading “Intestinal Cancer in Dogs”

Pros and Cons of Chemo for Dogs

Chemotherapy is the use of chemical compounds to destroy cancer cells or prevent them from replicating. Chemotherapy is used to target and kill rapidly replicating cells. It does so by attacking certain cellular processes (such as DNA replication) or by disrupting other cellular functions that are required for cell replication. Cancer is a condition inContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Chemo for Dogs”

Mouth Cancer in Dogs

Mouth tumors can cause blockages that make chewing and swallowing difficult for dogs. Surgical removal of tumors is frequently required for a dog’s survival, although it isn’t always achievable depending on the nature and location of the tumor.  Tumor Types The good news is that not every tumor will develop into full-blown mouth cancer. TumorsContinue reading “Mouth Cancer in Dogs”

Ovarian Tumors in Dogs

Ovarian tumors in dogs are cancers that arise from the unregulated, disorganized development of cells within the ovary. Germ cells and epithelial (skin-like) cells are among the many cell types found in the ovary, and cancer can arise from any of them. The majority of ovarian tumors are cancerous. Teratomas (or teratocarcinoma), carcinomas, and adenocarcinomasContinue reading “Ovarian Tumors in Dogs”

Alarming Signs of Stomach Cancer in Dogs

Stomach cancer in dogs is relatively rare, although it does happen from time to time. Stomach tumors are usually malignant (cancerous) and can spread to other organs. Most stomach tumors are not cancerous, but even benign tumors can cause problems if they grow large or cause an obstruction in the digestive tract. What is aContinue reading “Alarming Signs of Stomach Cancer in Dogs”

Causes and Treatment of Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Osteosarcoma in dogs is a bone tumor that is cancerous. This malignancy resembles human pediatric osteosarcoma in appearance. Osteosarcomas are tumors that develop from abnormal bone-making and bone-breaking cells (named osteoblasts and osteoclasts, respectively). Long bones (arms and legs) are the most usually impacted, but jaw, hips, and pelvis bones can also be affected. Non-bonyContinue reading “Causes and Treatment of Osteosarcoma in Dogs”

CBD for Cancer: Bladder Cancer in Dogs

CBD for cancer in dogs is becoming increasingly popular. The amount of research into the effects of cannabis on cancer cells has been on the increase, and fresh data demonstrating the advantages continues to emerge. New research is only the beginning of what might be a game-changing link between cannabis and cancer therapies. There areContinue reading “CBD for Cancer: Bladder Cancer in Dogs”

7 Steps to Take When Your Dog Has Cancer

A loved one’s cancer diagnosis is devastating on many levels. It’s easy to feel helpless when your companion animal is diagnosed with cancer. You can educate yourself and care for your cancer-affected dog by taking certain actions. The ten actions below will help you relax and understand what to do if you hear the wordsContinue reading “7 Steps to Take When Your Dog Has Cancer”

How Cell Suicide Affects Dog Cancer

How are cancer cells different from normal cells? That’s a simple, yet complicated, question to ask. One of the words you will hear pop up often though is apoptosis. If you’re learning about the science of cancer, you’ll learn that apoptosis plays a major role in all cancer types regardless of species. Apoptosis, commonly referredContinue reading “How Cell Suicide Affects Dog Cancer”