Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Radiation Oncology in Dogs and Cats

Frequently Asked Questions about Radiation Oncology in Dogs and Cats It can be scary and confusing when your dog or cat is diagnosed with cancer. The following are some of the questions that we receive regarding Veterinary Radiation Oncology. If you have a question that is not listed here, please give us a call. How soon after a cancer diagnosis should I talk with a veterinary Radiation Oncologist? Tumors grow at varying rates; some doubling…

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Dogs Beware of Xylitol- Toxic Ingredient in Some Peanut Butters!

Veterinarians commonly recommend peanut butter as a way for pet owners to give dogs their pills. However, care must be taken when choosing which peanut butter to use based on the addition of xylitol to some peanut butter brands. Xylitol is a sweetener used in gum, baked goods and many products designed for people with Diabetes due to its low glycemic index and low calorie content. Xylitol is highly toxic to some dogs, causing low…

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“Cushing’s disease” – Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

Hyperadrenocorticism, commonly referred to as “Cushing’s Disease”, is a disease caused by an overproduction of cortisol from the adrenal glands and can occur in two different forms: pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism or an adrenal gland tumor. The pituitary gland (a small structure located at the base of the brain) secretes a hormone called ACTH which causes the adrenal glands (located next to the kidneys) to secrete cortisol and other hormones. In normal dogs, the cortisol ‘feeds back’…

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