Stay Away from the Kibble

When cancer hits, it’s often accompanied by weight loss, loss of muscle, and depression. All of these can significantly impact your dog’s quality of life. Consuming a good diet can improve your dog’s life tremendously. Food can actually prove to be ‘good medicine,’ and there’s a term for this known as ‘nutrition therapy.’ A high-qualityContinue reading “Stay Away from the Kibble”

Coping and Grieving: Adults and Children Losing a Dog from Cancer

*Excerpts from ‘The Behavioral Side to Canine Cancer” written by Amber L. Drake (Chapter 8) Children are vulnerable enough already, and the whole idea of death is not something that they entirely understand. They are usually pretty close to our beloved dogs, as our children tend to spend a great deal of their time withContinue reading “Coping and Grieving: Adults and Children Losing a Dog from Cancer”

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”

KetoPet Sanctuary and the Ketogenic Diet for Dogs

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 given a remaining life expectancy of only a few weeks. However, their time at the KetoPet SanctuaryContinue reading “KetoPet Sanctuary and the Ketogenic Diet for Dogs”

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”

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 Facts on Canine Mammary Cancer: What You Need to Know

Canine mammary cancer (CMC) is a cancer of the mammary glands in dogs, most commonly found in middle-aged dogs. These cancers are rare and account for about 1% of all canine cancers. The good news is that CMC is a highly treatable disease, and effective treatments are available. CMC has a poor prognosis and isContinue reading “The Facts on Canine Mammary Cancer: What You Need to Know”

Signs Your Dog is Dying

This title itself may be enough to scare the living daylights out of you. After all, dogs are loyal companions that will stay by your side to love and comfort you until their last breath. Even the possibility of losing them can feel like an immense burden is weighing you deep into the ground. HereContinue reading “Signs Your Dog is Dying”

Your Dog’s Happiness and Cancer

Dogs with cancer should still exercise. Exercise helps physical and mental health. It can help eliminate or reduce stress. Exercise may also help to build or maintain muscle that has been affected or deteriorated from the cancer. Sleep is also key here. Exercise helps dogs sleep significantly better at night (since it gives them increasedContinue reading “Your Dog’s Happiness and Cancer”