Holistic Perspective on Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Holistic Perspective on Pet Cancer Awareness Month

With the coming of pet cancer awareness month, there is not a more important time than now to discuss the holistic perspective on it. This often frightening and sometimes terminal pathology and disease is increasing in numbers of canine and feline animal companions. Over my 30-year career dating back to my graduation from Penn in 1991, I have seen the number of cancer cases rise significantly in our animals, and […]

Pet cancer prevention: Serve these powerful cancer-fighting foods

Pet cancer prevention: Serve these powerful cancer-fighting foods

What you need to know about cancer in pets

What you need to know about cancer in pets

One of the most devastating diagnoses an animal guardian can receive regarding an animal companion is a diagnosis of cancer. Unfortunately, cancer is being increasingly diagnosed in younger and younger animals. With the arrival of Pet Cancer Awareness Month in November, this is a good time for animal guardians to become familiar with possible clinical signs that a pet could have cancer. Especially as pets get older, it is important to physically […]

Cancer in Cats

As cats continue getting older because of better nutrition and veterinary care, the cases of cancer have also been on the rise. The bottom line is that cancer becomes more common in older cats and a lot more cats have been getting older. The good news is that treatment options are much better today than even a few years ago. Back in the 80’s when I thought my cat “Lynx” […]

Symptoms of Cancer in Pets

Cancer is one of the most common geriatric diseases affecting both dogs and cats.  Cancer may involve any organ system from the skin to more interior locations, including the lymph nodes, digestive tract, liver, spleen, kidneys, lung and brain.   While cancer may affect pets of any age, cancer is more likely to occur in adult and senior pets. Symptoms of cancer are quite variable and often mimic many other chronic […]

PetMeds® Treatment Options for Dogs and Cats with Cancer

PetMeds® Treatment Options for Dogs and Cats with Cancer

One of the most devastating, yet common diagnoses in both human and veterinary medicine is the diagnosis of cancer. While many types of cancer or tumors can be benign, such as common fatty lumps in pets known as lymphomas, warts, cysts, and skin tags, many other lumps both externally and internally can indeed sometime be malignant. When such masses or lumps are noted on exam or laboratory testing, it is […]

Pets with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) vs. lymphoma

Pets with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) vs. lymphoma

Inflammatory bowel disease is one of the most common causes of chronic diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, and appetite changes in adult and senior pets. And while many pets can experience occasional digestive upset, it is the chronic digestive issues that are so important to diagnose correctly so that appropriate and early treatment is achieved. As general practitioners, we are often able to resolve greater than 80 percent of acute digestive tract […]