Should I Get a Second Opinion on My Dog’s Cancer Diagnosis?

Your dog has been diagnosed with cancer. It’s a scary situation and you want to learn everything you can about your dog’s condition and what the best treatment options are. You’ve heard that you should get a second opinion from a different veterinarian, but how does that work when your dog has cancer? I’m hereContinue reading “Should I Get a Second Opinion on My Dog’s Cancer Diagnosis?”

The Danger Behind Cytopoint for Dogs

The new wonder medication is being touted as Cytopoint for dogs.  It is claimed to be extremely safe because it is “not an immunosuppressant” and “not a medication.” Conventional veterinarians inform their clients of this. And we have a suspicion that the Cytopoint manufacturer and distributor’s representatives are the ones sending out this message. What IsContinue reading “The Danger Behind Cytopoint for Dogs”

Home Remedies for Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder stones in dogs can be a frightening issue, especially since a traditional veterinarian would probably advise surgery as the best course of action. If your dog has a serious condition, that could sometimes be the case. Other times, your veterinarian might suggest alternative remedies. However, there are some circumstances where you can treat your dog’sContinue reading “Home Remedies for Bladder Stones in Dogs”

Side Effects of Prednisone for Dogs

Increased thirst and hunger, panting, a loss of energy, vomiting, and/or skin infections are all possible side effects of prednisone for dogs. Keep an eye out for any of these symptoms if your dog has been taken prednisone, especially in the first few days. Because each dog will react differently to the steroid, you won’tContinue reading “Side Effects of Prednisone for Dogs”

Benadryl for Dogs: The Dangers and Natural Alternatives

Benadryl for dogs is a commonly provided over-the-counter medication. Perhaps you do too. Almost anything can benefit from it, according to conventional veterinarians. Your veterinarian will probably recommend Benadryl if you ask him about allergies, nervousness, motion sickness, or reverse sneezing. Many dog owners consider Benadryl to be a quick treatment for a variety ofContinue reading “Benadryl for Dogs: The Dangers and Natural Alternatives”

A Pill for Canine Lymphoma: Laverdia for Dogs

Laverdia for dogs is a pill that can help treat lymphoma in dogs. Laverdia is a new treatment, so we don’t have all the answers to questions yet, but future research will resolve those over time. For now, it’s definitely something to discuss and look into. While lymphoma is one of the more treatable canine cancers, we are continuously on the search for new medicines that can help the unfortunate dogs that either do not respond to present treatments or do not have access to them due to financial or geographical constraints. What Laverdia Is Laverdia Ca-1 (verdinexor) was originallyContinue reading “A Pill for Canine Lymphoma: Laverdia for Dogs”

Metronomic Chemotherapy in Dogs

Metronomic chemotherapy in dogs is a relatively recent type of chemotherapy that employs low doses of oral (pulse) chemotherapy administered on a regular basis. The chemotherapy is provided at lower doses than traditional chemotherapy since it is given every day or every other day, resulting in a lower toxicity profile. Because of the lower toxicity,Continue reading “Metronomic Chemotherapy in Dogs”

Herbal Antibiotics for Dogs

The antibiotic penicillin is often referred to as a “wonder drug.” Prior to its discovery, people perished from minor injuries and infections. Minor scrapes and cuts were infected. Common illnesses like strep throat and pneumonia wreaked havoc on the body. Penicillin and other modern antibiotics can undoubtedly save lives. Their use, however, has come atContinue reading “Herbal Antibiotics for Dogs”

Questions at Your First Vet Visit

You have now narrowed down who you want to work with to one to three veterinarians. When you arrive at your appointment for the first vet visit, you’ll want to absorb as much information as possible. Questions you may want to ask yourself include: Was the clinic easy to get to? What’s the parking like?Continue reading “Questions at Your First Vet Visit”

Finding a Veterinarian for Dog Cancer

If you have decided to opt into some type of treatment, or you are considering treatment, you’ll want to look for a veterinary oncologist. If you don’t have one near you or you are unsure, you can still request a consultation. What is a Veterinary Oncologist? Veterinary oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in conventional veterinary medicine.Continue reading “Finding a Veterinarian for Dog Cancer”