Precision Medicine: Could this Transform the Way we Treat Dogs with Cancer?

  Hearing a diagnosis of cancer in your pet can be devastating. Many pet parents elect to pursue cancer treatments for their pets in hopes of prolonging their survival time with a good quality of life. Like pet parents, veterinary oncologists are also always looking for ways to help dogs live longer with cancer while maintaining their quality of life. Fortunately, advances in veterinary cancer therapy now allow many pets to achieve this balance of living longer and feeling better with their disease.   Traditionally, radiation therapy, chemotherapy,…

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Staging and Treatment of Oral Tumors in Dogs

Oral tumors account for around 6% of all canine tumors, including both benign and malignant tumors.  The most common oral tumors in dogs include: melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sarcomas, and ameloblastomas. The initial treatment of oral tumors is often similar. However, the definitive treatment options and prognosis is highly variable based on the individual tumor type, as well as its stage. In a large number of cases, tumors are identified incidentally during annual dental exams. …

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The Story of Titan and his Battle with Cancer

Meet Titan Titan is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever whose parents are Drs. Jeanne Lane and Michael Lane of MedVet Cincinnati. Change in Behavior Titan’s family noticed his energy and appetite were lacking. He wasn’t hungry in the morning like he usually was and he no longer had the energy to fetch his tennis ball. Titan was brought to MedVet for diagnostic testing. With two veterinary specialists as parents, one of them a…

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