When a dog has cancer, their diet can play a significant role in their quality and length of life. But for pet parents, knowing the right foods to offer is often confusing. Cancer has the ability to affect every step of a dog’s digestive process.
Excess body weight is an important factor as it relates to the risk of developing tumors and cancer in dogs and cats. Simply put extra pounds increase your pet’s risk of developing cancer. If your dog or cat is 15 percent or more above his or her ideal weight, he is obese. Being just 10% percent overweight decreases your pets healthy life span by one-third and predisposes him to heart, liver and kidney disease as well as to arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.
Breast cancer is most often associated with humans, but dogs develop this malignancy as well. The good news is that there are many steps you can take to reduce the risk in your own canine companion. We don’t often think of breast cancer in association with our canine companions. But the fact is, the incidence of mammary tumors in dogs is higher than in any other domesticated animal.
Mammary tumors are three times more common in dogs than they are in humans, according to Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, from Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic. They are also more common in adult, non-spayed female dogs, with obesity and older age increases the risk significantly.
We have had many pet owners inquire as to whether or not various batches of Blue Buffalo are still tainted with LEAD due to the ongoing Class Action Law Suit. Truthfully Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness Pet Foods have been plaqued with an 8 Year Pet Food Recall; -the biggest Pet Food Recall in the…
Dogs are living longer, and that’s great news. But more senior dogs have dog dementia – and the signs and treatments are different than you think. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that our dogs are living longer than they used to in decades past.
Bainbridge residents Diane and Michael Swigonski’s St. Bernard, Poo Bear, should have passed away by now. The dog, a rescue estimated to be between 6 and 8 years old, was diagnosed with bone cancer in early April and given a four- to six-week prognosis.
In addition to being an ideal companion, Farley, a 12-year-old Tibetan Terrier, has truly been an inspiration to his owners Tom Donelan and Carla Woodcock of Mentor. “I started out with cancer and that was a big enough blow for us, then we found out the Farley had it too,” Woodcock said. Donelan said Farley was lethargic, his stomach was distended and his colitis worsened.
A Chagrin Falls Veterinary Clinic is seeing impressive results with a new trial to cure cancer in canines. Dr. Carol Osborne runs the Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic. It’s the only place in the U.S. offering a free cancer treatment trial out of Australia.
Dog Cancer Cure Holds New Hope. Today cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs. Nearly 50% or half of all dogs age 10 and over die from cancer. That represents approximately 6 million canine lives lost each year from cancer.
, Dr. Carol Osborne and the Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio is conducting these canine cancer clinical trials. Canine Cancer Clinical Trials are now being offered in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Feline Lymphoma is one of the most common types of cat cancer. This type of feline cancer is usually associated with the Feline Leukemia Virus. Occasionally the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus has been implicated.
Canine mammary tumors are the most common cancer in intact [not spayed] female dogs and account for approximately half of all canine cancers.
Most cats vomit occasionally which in an otherwise healthy cat is generally not a reason to worry. Feline vomiting that persists for over 72 hours with or without signs of illness can indicate a more severe problem and should be addressed.
Got a chow hound? Don‘t let the holiday stress get the best of your dog this season. Avoid thorny, canine vomiting issues and stay out of the Pet ER!.
Seventy-five percent of feline eye tumors in cats are malignant, aggressive forms of cancer (in dogs the ratio is reversed, 75 percent of tumors are benign and do not spread or become life-threatening)
Dr. Carol, I am an out of state customer who did phone consults with you for my basset hound Max with cancer and am so pleased I want to let other pet owners know about my experience with you.
New Dog Bone Cancer Therapy Offers Hope for Humans. Researchers at Auburn University are testing a new dog bone cancer therapy that holds hope for humans with the same condition.
Dog Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs. Over half of all dogs over ten years old die of cancer and the incidence is increasing at an explosive rate.
The leading cause of death in dogs today is due to pet cancer. Genetic predisposition, diet and lifestyle are all considered to be major risk factors, and new evidence suggests that diet and anti-oxidant supplementation
Boxers and cancer are, unfortunately, like bread and butter. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death of dogs in the United States. Mast cell tumors are a common type of cancer that affects Boxers.
Cancer remains a leading killer of pets and people and it’s incidence has grown from a rate of approximately 1 out of every 500 individuals being affected in the year 1900 to a rate of 1 out of every 3 people
Dear Dr. Carol, Thank you so much for your offer of advice (which I will use in the future as I have 3 dogs), but unfortunately, our dog was diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in dogs in the United States! Certainly cures are needed and now some of these cancer ridden dogs have been enrolled in a new clinical trials program
Hi Dr. Carol, Happi Dog is still doing great! I’m so pleased. It’s time to order some more am/pm Paaws vitamins, I have less than a week left. Happi Dog is so full of life and energy that I can’t believe he is really sick
Pets like people suffer from cancer; in fact it’s the number one cause of death for both species today. Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine is on the forefront of new research that may offer new hope for some pets.
Osteosarcoma. University of Illinois researchers discover insight in the progression of bone cancer in people that is critical to the development of bone tumors in dogs and cats.
Campaign against canine cancers expects eradication of disease within 10 to 20 years! Chagrin Falls, Ohio- june5, 2008- More than half of the dog-owning households in North America will experience the pain
Antioxidants. For at least the last 15-20 years, the word antioxidant has become part of the vernacular. Today, their importance has by no means diminished
Mice resistant to cancer have been created in a breakthrough that could lead to a treatment free of side-effects for people and pets.