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What bumps and lumps should we be concerned about on our pets?

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What bumps and lumps should we be concerned about on our pets?

You may have felt some lumps or bumps when petting your dog or cat, but how can we know which ones to be concerned about?

KATU News talked with Dr. Alison Lord of the Pearl Animal Hospital about the common queries she sees from people wanting to follow up on some bumps they’ve found on their pets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 23, 2015 |

The Facts About Canine Cancer

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The Facts About Canine Cancer

Certified dog trainer Laura Nativo and veterinarian Dr. Patrick Mahaney share important information about canine cancer. Laura and Dr. Nativo discuss possible symptoms of canine cancer and also share prevention tips we can all follow. With 1 in 3 dogs at risk for cancer, these tips can help make sure your 4-legged friend lives a long and healthy life.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 11, 2014 |

Cancer is now a major cause of death in pets

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Cancer is now a major cause of death in pets

When you hear the word “cancer”, most think of people. But cancer actually is one of the most common causes of chronic disease and death in middle-aged dogs and cats.

Statistics say an estimated 33 percent of cats and 50 percent of dogs over the age of 10 may die from cancer. The cancer doesn’t just take a toll on the pet, it takes a toll on the family.

 

 

 

 

 

November 4, 2014 |

Cancer Diagnosis in Pets is a Growing Health Concern

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Cancer Diagnosis in Pets is a Growing Health Concern (via PRWeb)

PetFirst shares information on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in dogs and cat, plus how pet insurance can help in your pet’s care. PetFirst offers pet owners more information on the different stages of cancer and the treatment options to keep…

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April 30, 2014 |

Cancer Fighting Foods for Dogs

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Cancer Fighting Foods for Dogs

Cancer Fighting Foods for DogsA DogGeek.com exclusive by Teresa Barker

It’s estimated that nearly one in three dogs will be affected by cancer, and of those affected, nearly half will die. Because of these alarming rates, it’s important to know what kinds of foods may support your dog’s health and even reduce their risk. Many of the great “superfoods” beneficial to your dog’s health are also “superfoods” for you. So have fun incorporating new healthy snacks into your dog’s diet, and please pass the blueberries!

The Heavy-Hitters (foods high in vitamins, carotenoids, and bioflavonoids)
Carrots, apples (no cores, stems or seeds), berries (no stems), celery, figs, tomatoes, and apricots (no pits) are all fantastic. Always opt for organic, as consuming the chemicals sprayed on “conventional” produce defeats the purpose. Also, avoid onions, grapes, raisins, and chocolate.

Going Green
All dark, leafy greens, grasses, and plants (like broccoli) are fantastic for you both! Gently steaming veggies, or using a food processor helps your dog digest them easier, allowing their bodies to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients and chlorophyll. As long as you don’t spray your lawn with chemicals or pesticides, even your grass can be a good source of chlorophyll. Spinach, kale, parsley, asparagus, wheatgrass, and algea (yes, algea) are all at the top of their class in the chlorophyll department. Again, always opt for organic.

Gradually adding nutritious, cancer-fighting foods into your dog’s daily routine can be fun and easy, and may just motivate you to add them to your own diet. If you’re already starting your day with a green drink and eating veggies with every meal, it will be easy to share with your pooch, knowing how it might just save her life! Start slowly and try using whole, fresh foods in place of processed snacks. In no time, your dog will be begging for carrots!

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January 22, 2014 |
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