Video: Studying Pet Cancer and the Benefits of Comparative Oncology
Have a senior dog with cancer or a cat suffering from the disease? The study of pet cancer and a science called comparative oncology is helping to find cures and treatments for the disease, and is providing learning applicable to human health, as well.
Bear came into our home when he was 9 months old. We were moving into a new home and noticed a beautiful husky puppy in our neighbor's yard. Every day we would observe him sitting alone in a yard, sometimes even overnight, tied on a short line with no...
One of the worst days of my life was August 2, 2010 when my primary care vet called to say that after an exam and blood test my cat Bart had cancer. I was DEVASTATED. I noticed that he had lost some weight and attributed it to possible dental problems. Cancer never crossed my mind.
For me there have always been three types of "expenses" associated with the treatment of cancer. There are the financial, time, and emotional expenses; each one of these, unfortunately having to be considered when making decisions relating to whether and how to treat a pet with cancer.