KetoPet Sanctuary and the Ketogenic Diet

The KetoPet Sanctuary was founded in 2014 by Dr. Lisa Freeman as a 501 (c )(3) non-profit organization. The sanctuary was developed to provide shelter dogs with terminal cancer with a forever home. The adopted dogs were generally provided a remaining life expectancy of only a few weeks. However, their time at the KetoPet SanctuaryContinue reading “KetoPet Sanctuary and the Ketogenic Diet”

Screening Your Dog for Cancer with a Dog Cancer Blood Test

PetDx, a molecular diagnostics organization dedicated to harnessing genetics to enhance pet health, has announced the launch of OncoK9, a breakthrough multi-cancer early detection dog cancer blood test that allows veterinarians to detect cancer in dogs sooner via a simple blood draw. How Does it Work? Without the requirement for fasting or sample processing, OncoK9Continue reading “Screening Your Dog for Cancer with a Dog Cancer Blood Test”

Preventing Premature Aging in Dogs

To slow down your dog’s aging process and prevent premature aging, you must first understand what causes premature aging. This doesn’t involve just one factor alone, but several, including:  Metabolism Molecular/Cell Damage Epigenetics Stem Cell Regeneration Inflammation The one you have the most control over is inflammation. Reducing inflammation in your dog’s body alone canContinue reading “Preventing Premature Aging in Dogs”

The Scary Truth About Kibble

Note: this contains graphic information, and feel free to skip if you have a weak stomach or would rather not read the details.  According to the Earth Island Journal,  “The rendering plant floor is piled high with ’raw product’: thousands of dead dogs and cats; heads and hooves from cattle, sheep, pigs, and horses; wholeContinue reading “The Scary Truth About Kibble”

Choosing Hospice for Dogs

When the choice is made regarding hospice for dogs, it’s important to understand you aren’t giving up. You’re focusing on their comfort through the difficult parts of their cancer journey. If you notice your dog’s quality of life decreasing or are noticing signs of decompensation, hospice could be a good route to help both youContinue reading “Choosing Hospice for Dogs”

Esophageal Tumors in Dogs

Tissue growth and replication abnormalities in the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach, are characterized by abnormal cell proliferation and dysregulation of cell replication. In most cases, esophageal tumors develop from cells in the inner lining of the esophagus or from muscle that surrounds the inner lining. Esophageal tumors areContinue reading “Esophageal Tumors in Dogs”

The Dog Cancer Journal

Writing in your Dog Cancer Journal can make a world of difference in not only your dog’s life, but your own life, and your veterinarian/oncologist’s life. The purpose of the Dog Cancer Journal is to jot down as many details as possible regarding your dog’s cancer journey. When you hear the words, “your dog hasContinue reading “The Dog Cancer Journal”

The Antioxidants in CBD

Full-spectrum hemp CBD has a number of proven advantages, including pain reduction, reduced anxiety and depression, and anti-inflammatory qualities. You may not be aware, however, that it has been scientifically confirmed there are antioxidants in cbd. “Antioxidants” are a frequent marketing ploy, especially when purchasing skin care products or considering dietary modifications, but what areContinue reading “The Antioxidants in CBD”

Decompensation in Dogs with Cancer

Diseases like cancer are not always as apparent as we think they are. Decompensation in dogs with cancer isn’t always gradually apparent. They do not knock on the door and notify you that they have started to take root. Sometimes signs and symptoms can start to show up after they have embedded themselves deeply intoContinue reading “Decompensation in Dogs with Cancer”

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”