November has been designated National Pet Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about the causes, prevention and treatment of dogs and cats with this terrible disease. To raise awareness of the possible treatments for pet cancer, this second part of my two-part blog on cancer treatments for pets discusses three additional treatment therapies: chemotherapy, immunotherapy … Continue reading National Pet Cancer Awareness Month: Pet Cancer Treatment Options, Part II
Fur the Love of Pets
The staff of The Animal Medical Center was saddened to read of the passing of one of its most distinguished canine patients, Uncle Chichi. A resident of Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood, Uncle Chichi was a philanthropist. Because of an appearance on “Good Morning America,” he garnered a donation of 10,000 servings of Spot’s Stew for … Continue reading Uncle Chichi: A Long Life in Dog Years, Well Lived
Just last month, veterinary oncology had a first and as a board certified veterinary oncologist, this news just made my day. Until now, all chemotherapy agents administered to dogs were human drugs adapted for use by veterinarians. In June, the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine approved the use of Palladia® (toceranib phosphate) … Continue reading Big News in Cancer Treatment for Dogs!