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When euthanasia goes wrong

My 180 pound Alaskan Malamute was taken to Three Trails Animal Hospital on December 10, 2012, where Dr. Rhodes’ opinion was that Grizz had lymphoma. I left with a prescription for prednisone, and no hope. In the early morning hours of December 21, Grizz could no longer walk, so in a few hours myself, roommate, […]

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer in dogs and cats and other pets is a term that covers several different types of cancer. The most common type is Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC). TCC is aggressive and malignant. (Less common types of bladder cancer include squamous cell carcinoma, hemangiosarcoma, adenocarcinoma and rhabdomyosarcoma). Dogs appear to develop bladder cancer more often […]

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Cyberknife Treatments for Pets

Cyberknife Radiosurgery uses a high-tech, image guided and computerized robotic system to deliver radiation with extreme accuracy. Each beam is relatively weak, but together they deliver high energy pinpointed radiation to the tumor with incredible power. The higher doses of radiation directly into the mass minimize damage to healthy tissue. Radiation therapy is used to […]

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Definitions of Types of Cancer

Cancers are referred to differently depending on location and development of cells. Sarcoma – Tumors involving connective tissue such as muscle. Carcinoma – Cancers involving epithelial tissue such as skin cancers. Neoplasia – The abnormal growth of cells both malignant and benign. Metastasis – The spreading of cancer cells from the original to a […]

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Long-Term Cancer Survivors and Their Stories

Having experienced cancer with 3 of my furpals, I understand the range of emotions we face. The initial feelings of devastation and hopelessness give way to thoughts and actions of how we can help our best friends fight this beast. We must remember too, that pets live in the moment – they leave the worrying […]

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Diets for Pets with Cancer

Cancer diets should be high in protein, contain some fat and low or no carbohydrates. Dogs with cancer don’t usually die of the cancer itself, but more often from complications such as liver or kidney failure. This can be controlled with an appropriate diet. A dog with cancer needs adequate proteins and cell membrane compounds […]

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Radiation Therapy for Pets

Radiation Therapy offers another option for pets with certain types of cancer. There are a number of different types of radiation therapy used to treat cancers. Tumors are irradiated with beams of photons, electrons or gamma rays. The ray is concentrated on the nucleus of a cell changing it so that the cell’s ability to […]