What to Do When Your Dog Has Cancer

Your head is spinning, and your mind has gone blank. Your mouth feels dry, and you somehow can’t muster the words to speak. As a pet parent, nothing can prepare you for the moment you hear your dog, a member of your own family, has cancer. And even though you’ve heard it could happen to…

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How Common is Cancer in Dogs?

Despite how much a loving pet owner would want to protect their four-legged friend from suffering of any kind, cancer is increasingly common in dogs. The leading cause of death in dogs over the age of two is cancer, and fifty percent of dogs aged ten and older are likely to develop the disease. But…

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Can Young Dogs Get Cancer?

If you were to step foot into the waiting room of a veterinary oncology specialist—that is, a veterinarian who specializes in cancer in dogs—you wouldn’t expect a room full of puppies. In fact, research finds that dogs with lymphoma average between six and nine years old. Unfortunately, like their human counterparts, young dogs can and…

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What Dog Breeds Are Prone to Cancer?

Choosing a dog to bring into your family is a big decision, and that’s why it should be carefully thought over. One of the first things a person thinks about when getting a new pet is what kind of breed they want. Everyone has different preferences and interests, which is why some breeds may be…

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Symptoms of Cancer in Dogs

Cancer is a scary word. It is a scary word for humans, and unfortunately this disease can impact man’s best friend as well. It is a pet owner’s worst nightmare to think of their canine companion in any sort of pain, especially cancer. Although thinking about your beloved pet being diagnosed with cancer is not…

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Shelby

Back in May 2015, Shelby was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I was told by her neurologist she had 6 months left to live. Three months into her diagnosis I thought I was going to have to put her down. She was having multiple seizures a day and she was in diapers because she could…

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Understanding Cancer in Cats

According to the Smithsonian, humans have had domesticated pet cats for over 12,000 years. In that time, humans and cats have developed a strong relationship. They continue to quell anxieties, provide comfort, and catch pests, and we care for them, show them love, and make sure that they live healthy lives. A cat will, on…

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Mast Cell Tumors & Skin Cancer in Dogs

Skin tumors are the most common tumors found in dogs. Sadly, their fur isn’t the armor we all thought it to be. But luckily, if caught early, skin cancer in dogs can often be treated successfully. While there are several different forms of skin cancer in dogs, mast cell tumors are one of the most…

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Lymphoma in Dogs

Based on current estimates, more than 25 percent of all dogs will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, and 50 percent of all dogs over the age of 10 will die of cancer. Of the many forms of cancer, lymphoma is one of the most common seen in dogs. While there…

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Nutritional Needs of Dogs with Cancer

Your dog’s diet is an extremely important indicator of his or her health that cannot be overlooked. Their daily or weekly nutritional regimens – whether they are sick or not – will give them the strength they need for daily activities and improve overall mood. If dogs have cancer, their immune systems are weaker than…

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