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Want to know about treatment options for your dog’s or cat’s cancer? Vocabulary Part 3

The job of your oncologist is to determine what the best treatment options are for your dog or cat. Sometimes just one treatment modality is advised. Other times, a combination of treatments are recommended. This will all depend on the tumor grade, stage, and other health issues your dog or cat might have. Surgery – […]

When your dog or cat has cancer: Vocabulary Part 2

What are the Main Different Types of Cancer: Carcinoma – This refers to a malignant tumor that is derived from skin tissue, glandular tissue, or tissue that lines an organ (ex: intestines, urinary bladder). Sarcoma – This refers to a malignant tumor that is derived from connective tissue, such as bone, cartilage, or fibrous connective […]

When your dog or cat has cancer: Vocabulary Part 1

If your dog or cat has been diagnosed with cancer, it can turn your world upside down. Many of my clients are suddenly thrown into a state of shock and panic. No matter your experience, you will be bombarded with various new terminology that can be confusing and stressful. To help you wade through all […]

My dog or cat has been diagnosed with cancer. What do I do?

By Dr. Alison Book, DACVIM Oncology Has your dog or cat recently been diagnosed with cancer? I know this news can be shocking, especially if your dog or cat seems otherwise healthy. Often, dogs and cats show no major symptoms, could have normal blood work, and may not even show signs of pain or discomfort. […]

New Tumor Drug Developed

Pfizer released Palladia, a new FDA approved treatment for canine mast cell tumors. Palladia has been available since July, 2009. Palladia is available to treat mast cell cancer and may also have efficacy against other cancers. Please contact our office for additional information at 971-255-5930

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