Knowing what to look for can help with early detection, and as with people, make a difference.
While most dogs will have an excellent quality of life with an amputation, for dogs who are not good candidates or for owners who are opposed to having an amputation done for their companion, there are other options to treat the tumor while preserving the limb and its function.
The best chance to achieve complete surgical removal of cancer is during the first surgical procedure.
Radiation therapy, like surgery, can offer local control of solid tumors such as carcinomas and sarcomas.
When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, there may be several treatment options to consider. Sometimes, one of these is enrollment in a clinical trial.
Just as in humans, neurological problems in animals can be caused by a reaction to medication, hereditary disorders, infection or trauma.
Hospice care, palliative care, end-of-life care – no matter how the phrase is turned, it rings with finality. For pet owners, the terminal diagnosis of a pet is fraught with conflicting emotions, confusing information, and confounding decisions that often are made within the walls of a veterinary clinic or hospital.
Ear inflammation, or otitis, is one of the most common medical problems that dogs experience; because there are many causes, it is important to seek veterinary care to prevent severe pain and damage to deeper structures of the ear, which may lead to dizziness and long- term hearing loss.