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”

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”

Soak Your Dog’s Paws to Remove Toxins

Is your dog continually chewing and licking his paws? It’s not only a harmless pastime for them. It’s possible that their paws are scorching, itching, or have little cracks. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including harsh weather or chemical irritants that your dog steps on. Because dogs only sweat through theirContinue reading “Soak Your Dog’s Paws to Remove Toxins”

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”

Logical Decisions at a Painful Time

I can be the first one to tell you; logical decisions are a bit ‘out the window’ once you hear those three words, “she has cancer.” Since making the right decision for you is so incredibly difficult, it’s best to write it out with a pen and paper under careful consideration. One of the bestContinue reading “Logical Decisions at a Painful Time”

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”

Vaccination to Prevent Dog Cancer?

A vaccine for dog cancer? Who has ever heard of such a thing? If you were to ask the cancer community, a vaccine for dog cancer is near impossible. The idea is out of this world to say the least. But, research is advancing, technology is advancing, and science is coming a long way.  AboutContinue reading “Vaccination to Prevent Dog Cancer?”