05.24.14 Memorial Day Milestones “New Weapons of War for Pet Cancer”

Memorial Day Milestones

After a very special visit to the North Carolina State University Hospital experiencing the love and continued dedication to our 4Paw family – we are very happy to share some of their research information with the hopes that it will assist you in knowledge and decision making needed for your pets health.

In the article “Newest Weapon in War on Pet Cancer”,  NCSU Veterinary Hospital shares with us some known and unknown facts.

“Cancer” is the diagnosis Veterinarians hate to deliver and owners hate to hear. The good / bad scenario is longer pet life due to responsible owners and advances in veterinary medicine, and the bad news is that 50% canine and 33% feline will develop cancer within their longer life.

As radiation oncology advancements are achieved and Linear Exceleration becomes more available it provides hope for our companion animals increased survival rate.

Brain Tumors in
Dogs and Cats

Cancer affecting the brain is not
uncommon in older dogs and cats, although the need for advanced imaging of the
brain (such as magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI) in order to detect a brain
tumor means that they frequently go undiagnosed. There is also a concerning
trend for brain tumors to arise in young dogs of certain breeds, such as the
Boxer or the Boston terrier. Developing a brain tumor has serious implications
and many owners feel helpless when such a diagnosis is made for their pet.
However, these tumors vary widely in their level of malignancy and some can be
treated effectively. Unfortunately, there is still a lot that we do not yet
know about how different types of brain tumor behave in dogs and cats, and this
can make it difficult to advise owners as to the best form of treatment for
their pet.

Visit their website www.cvm.ncsu.edu for up to date break thru treatments and diagnoses for animals.

Newest Weapon
in War on Pet Cancer. (n.d.). Newest Weapon in War on Pet Cancer.
Retrieved May 24, 2014, from
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Neurology. (n.d.). Brain Tumors in Dogs and Cats. Retrieved May 24, 2014, from http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/vhc/tc/clinical_services/neuro/brain_tumor.html