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”

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”

Dog Breeds Prone to Cancer

Is it true there are some dog breeds prone to cancer? “Yes!” is the straightforward response to this question. Explaining why some dogs are more prone to cancer, on the other hand, is a more difficult task. Other risk factors for cancer in dogs, aside from genetics, include environment and lifestyle among other random factors.Continue reading “Dog Breeds Prone to Cancer”

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”

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”

Understanding In Home Euthanasia

Dogs are meant to be part of the family. They look in our direction when they need comfort and reassurance, especially when it comes to the vet’s clinic. This feeling gets even more heightened when they are sick and in need of the presence of their owners. You can see the confusion and heartbreak whenContinue reading “Understanding In Home Euthanasia”

Understanding Healthy Grieving

Children are vulnerable enough already, and the whole idea of death is not something that they entirely understand. They are usually pretty close to pets as they tend to play around with them a whole lot. Giving them that space to try to wrap their head around what is going on without being overwhelmed isContinue reading “Understanding Healthy Grieving”

The Dangers of Second-Hand Smoke

The majority of people are aware of the dangers of smoking. Every time they light up, they are aware of the potential health concerns. They are probably aware that their risks extend to those who breathe in their second-hand smoke. Do they realize, however, that secondhand smoke can also harm their dogs? Do they realizeContinue reading “The Dangers of Second-Hand Smoke”

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”