TOPIC: Patient Care
Pet Quality of Life

Questioning and Assessing Your Pet's Quality of Life

Lisa Hunter, L.S.W., Argus Institute | January 10, 2019

One of the most challenging aspects of caring for a pet involves making decisions for their health and well-being.  These decisions become increasingly difficult when considering quality of life.

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Canine Cancer Prevention Vaccine

Canine Cancer Prevention Vaccine Update

Staff Writer | December 03, 2019

The Vaccine Against Canine Cancer Study enrolled its first patients in May 2019. To date, 274 dogs have entered the study at the three participating sites. Investigators seek to recruit 800 healthy, middle-aged pet dogs to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine.

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Pet Cancer

Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

Staff Writer | October 31, 2019

Cancer is the leading cause of death in pets beyond middle age. As with people, early detection can make a difference. Review these warning signs to catch pet cancer early!

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Pet Cancer Treatment Options: Radiation

Staff Writer | September 05, 2019

Radiation therapy is a common treatment modality for pet cancer. It can offer local control of solid tumors. Radiation therapy can also be used to provide pain relief or improve function in patients with advanced cancers.

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Pet Loss

Helping Children through Pet Loss

Erin Allen, MSSW, LSW | April 25, 2019

The death of a family pet is often a child’s first experience with death and loss. As a result, it is an important time for adults to help children express grief in emotionally healthy ways.

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