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Canine Osteosarcoma By Breed

What are the chances of one family getting hit with osteosarcoma twice in less than a year? Pretty good if your dogs are of a certain age and certain breeds. Traditionally, we have placed St. Bernards, Rottweilers and Great Danes at the top of the list, while recognizing that all large breed dogs are at […]

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Osteosarcoma Takes Our Catherine

Today we had to let go of our sweet Catherine. Osteosarcoma is an ugly disease. One Thursday Catherine was fine. The next day, Friday, she was limping. The following Tuesday she wasn’t eating and the limp had turned into a carrying-leg lameness. Today, exactly one week later, Catherine is limping worse, and we can’t control […]

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Dog And Cat Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma. It’s an ugly word for an ugly disease. And it’s taking my friend, Catherine, pictured below, whom I’ve been treating since 2003. Let’s break down the word. “Osteo” is a Latin prefix referring to bone. “Sarcoma” describes a group of usually malignant tumors of connective tissue such as bone, ligament, fat, cartilage and various […]

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Hemangiosarcoma In Dogs

Hemangiosarcoma In Dogs

Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is a common cancer of dogs, usually occurring beyond middle age and the following breeds are most frequently afflicted: Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Portuguese Water Dogs and Skye Terriers. Hemangiosarcoma is one of the cancers being studied in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. Roughly 20% of Golden Retrievers will suffer from hemangiosarcoma in […]

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Cancer In Pets:  Experts Interviewed

Cancer In Pets: Experts Interviewed

Cancer. “It’s just a disease; it’s not magic, it’s not evil.” That was Dr. David Haworth, one of five veterinarians quoted in a special section on cancer in animals in January’s Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Each of the doctors interviewed is a board-certified veterinary oncologist, all Diplomates of the American College of […]

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Laddering Ages Of Pets

Laddering. That’s what financial experts call the process of purchasing investments with maturity dates from six months to a few years apart. The concept is supposed to trigger a visual of rungs on a ladder, with each investment representing a different rung. “Payoff” from the maturing CDs or bonds provide an income that arrives on […]

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Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Cancer. Whether human or animal it is one of the most dreaded diseases known. Dr. Rodney Page hopes to put a dent in cancer, at least in dog cancer. He is the lead investigator at the prestigious Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC), Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and […]

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Unknown Object Requires A Veterinarian’s Care

Heidi writes, “Our cat, Meowser, has some hard object just below her knee joint. We tried to clip the hair around it to see if we could loosen it. It does not seem to be attached to the main part of her leg, but it may be underneath the skin. Although we had her front legs […]

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