Monthly Archives: November 2011

Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

November 29, 2011
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Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

Diabetes occurs in the dog and cat with equal frequency. Just like in people, it is a disorder of blood sugar regulation. There are two types of diabetes. The first is insulin DEPENDENT diabetes and the second is NON-INSULIN DEPENDENT diabetes. Dogs invariably get insulin dependent diabetes. Their immune system decides to rapidly destroy...

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Top Ten Reasons to be Thankful

November 25, 2011
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Top Ten Reasons to be Thankful

When you have a pet, you’ll always have somebody… • eagerly awaiting your return home, even if you were gone for only just a minute… • to motivate you to go on that daily walk… • waiting for you in bed ready to snuggle and keep you warm… • hungry to share your next...

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The Silver Bullet: Advances in Veterinary Oncology 2

November 16, 2011
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The Silver Bullet: Advances in Veterinary Oncology 2

In  addition to metronomic chemotherapy new anti-cancer drugs have been developed to help fight cancer in dogs and cats. One such drug is Palladia and it is a quantum leap in cancer treatment in veterinary medicine. Previous chemotherapy drugs are “shotgun” drugs aimed at stopping the growth of all rapidly dividing cells. While effective,...

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Metronomic Chemotherapy- a Gentler Approach

November 4, 2011
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Metronomic Chemotherapy- a Gentler Approach

November is Pet Cancer Awareness month.  Many new advances have been made in the treatment and diagnosis of this disease in dogs and cats.  One of the biggest advances is the use of “metronomic chemotherapy”. Medications such as Rimadyl, doxycycline, and cytoxan,  that are traditionally used for treating other non-cancerous diseases are used as...

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