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Thinking Outside of the Box: Creative Medical Solutions

Creative solutions to manage tough medical issues. My colleagues at The Animal Medical Center have recently come up with innovative solutions to two very interesting cases that I’d like to share with you. The PEG Tube for Bloat Rufus has a percutaneous endoscopically-placed gastrotomy tube (or PEG tube for short). These tubes are commonly used

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cancer Therapy for Your Pet

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My inspiration for today’s blog post comes from two wonderful patients of The Animal Medical Center, Baby and Basil, who benefited from both traditional Chinese medicine and Western chemotherapy during the management of their cancer and inspired me to research the topic further. Traditional Chinese medicine is an alternative medical system different from our more

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Big News in Cancer Treatment for Dogs!

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)

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