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”

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”

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 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”

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”

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”

Dog Cancer Diet: Is Kibble Acceptable?

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,’ in a sense… hence why dogs with cancer are often fed aContinue reading “Dog Cancer Diet: Is Kibble Acceptable?”

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”