Like People, Dogs Get Breast Cancer Too Mammary tumors are the most common cancer in intact [not spayed] female dogs and account for approximately half of all cancers. Mammary neoplasms are not common in male dogs, accounting for less than 1 percent of these types of tumors. The incidence of mammary tumors is higher in […]
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The pet anti-aging movement is already occurring as many veterinarians are shifting from our current disease based model of medicine to pro-active preventative wellness protocols that focus on natural health to prolong their pets life. Pet Anti-Aging Movement – Real or Hype? No one likes to think about a beloved pet growing older. We cringe […]
When a dog has cancer, their diet can play a significant role in their quality and length of life. But for pet parents, knowing the right foods to offer is often confusing. Cancer has the ability to affect every step of a dog’s digestive process.
Excess body weight is an important factor as it relates to the risk of developing tumors and cancer in dogs and cats. Simply put extra pounds increase your pet’s risk of developing cancer. If your dog or cat is 15 percent or more above his or her ideal weight, he is obese. Being just 10% percent overweight decreases your pets healthy life span by one-third and predisposes him to heart, liver and kidney disease as well as to arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.
Breast cancer is most often associated with humans, but dogs develop this malignancy as well. The good news is that there are many steps you can take to reduce the risk in your own canine companion. We don’t often think of breast cancer in association with our canine companions. But the fact is, the incidence of mammary tumors in dogs is higher than in any other domesticated animal.