Melatonin for My Dog with Cancer and Other Ailments

Melatonin is most well-known as a supplement to help us sleep. How could this help our dogs? And, more importantly, how could it help a dog with cancer?

Is a Pea Sized Lump a Big Deal?

Are pea-sized lumps a big deal? Short answer: yes. This doesn’t mean there is a need to panic. Instead, it means you should make an appointment with your veterinarian for a potential aspiration of the lump (using a fine needle to gather a small amount of cells to be examined under a microscope). There isContinue reading “Is a Pea Sized Lump a Big Deal?”

13 Types of Cancer in Dogs

Dogs, like their human counterparts, are susceptible to several cancers, including lymphoma and even breast cancer. The good news is that veterinary oncology treatments are similar to those used to treat cancer in humans. We have compiled a list of 13 types of cancer in dogs to help you learn about which ones could affectContinue reading “13 Types of Cancer in Dogs”

6 Early Warning Signs of Cancer in Dogs

Early warning signs of cancer are key to treating cancer early. As your dog ages, the risk of cancer increases. By the age of 10, they have a 50% chance of developing a type of canine cancer, which, in case you didn’t know, is the number one cause of death in dogs. Because of this,Continue reading “6 Early Warning Signs of Cancer in Dogs”

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”

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”

Care for Yourself Along the Dog Cancer Journey

In most cases, only those who have experienced their dog having cancer understand the stress associated with being their caregiver. I have personally experienced both my own dog with cancer as well as hundreds of canine cancer clients. And, I can tell you, the stress of knowing your furry best friend has cancer can beContinue reading “Care for Yourself Along the Dog Cancer Journey”

Taking the First Steps for Dogs with Cancer

In a word, cancer is dreadful. It’s not simply that it’s repulsive, horrifying, and vicious. It’s that it’s cunning, devious, and adept at finding out how to elude our attempts to contain it. When you’re up against an opponent like this, it’s helpful to have some help. That is why, in order to address theContinue reading “Taking the First Steps for Dogs with 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”

Understanding the Holistic Approach to Canine Cancer

When treating a dog with cancer, there are conventional, integrative, and holistic options. Conventional options often involve surgery, chemo, and/or radiation. Holistic options generally involve homeopathy, healing herbs and spices, and other natural remedies. Integrative medicine combines the two. If you have studied cancer, even slightly, you likely noticed the conventional options are highly emphasizedContinue reading “Understanding the Holistic Approach to Canine Cancer”