Cancer Dog Health

U of Penn Vet School and Mushroom Study for Cancer

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is conducting studies of mushrooms and their effect on Hemangiosarcoma. Researchers have discovered that treating hemangiosarcoma with a mushroom compound offered hope for longer survival times. Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive cancer that doesn’t usually respond well to chemotherapy. It affects the blood vessels and the spleen. Dogs […]

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FDA -Recall of Some IV Chemo Drugs

Hospira Announces A Nationwide Recall of Certain Lots of Injectable Carboplatin, Cytarabine, Paclitaxel and Methotrexate Due to Glass Vial Defect FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -July 13, 2012 – Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, issued this press release today to further inform the general public about a previously […]

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About Chemotherapy

One of the most devastating pieces of news to receive is that your pet has cancer. But there is hope. Chemotherapy is a viable option to treat pets with cancer. There are a number of different types of chemotherapy drugs available for your veterinarian/oncologist to use. Some are given orally while others by injection every […]

Cancer Rabbits

Cancer in Rabbits

Cancer in rabbits is relatively rare, but it does occur. The most common forms are skin cancer and uterine cancer. Up to 85% of female rabbits develop uterine cancer by the time they are 4 years old. The best treatment is prevention – spay your female rabbit. Surgical removal of tumors is the usual treatment. […]

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Cancer in Ferrets

Lymphosarcoma is a common cancer in ferrets. Signs can be lethargy and loss of appetite. Diagnosis is difficult because signs of cancer often don’t appear until the disease is well-advanced. If you suspect your ferret is ill, an immediate trip to the veterinarian is necessary. Your vet will administer several tests such as a complete […]

Cancer Diseases Affecting Multiple Species

Necessity of Biopsies

When there is a mass or abnormality present in the body of your pet and x-rays don’t reveal their nature, a biopsy needs to be performed. Before performing a biopsy, the veterinarian will check your pet’s health and take x-rays, blood test and check heart. There are a number of methods used to perform a […]

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Cancer in Small Pets

Guinea Pigs, gerbils, hamsters, rats and mice can all develop cancer, particularly as they age. They are prone to all types of cancer, bone cancer, skin cancer, internal organ cancers. Spaying the female of the species acts as a preventive of some types of cancer. Removal of tumors with surgery is well tolerated by these […]