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The Blind Dog Who Could See Again

Daisy the Shih Tzu was 9-years-old when she was diagnosed with Diabetes.  In just a few short months, she developed diabetic cataracts and went completely blind as a result of her disease.  “It changed her life,” according to Daisy’s dad, Chris.  “She was afraid to go anywhere or do anything.  So, she would cower in…

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Caring for a pet with cancer: Nutrition

Nutrition plays an important role in a cancer patient’s overall health and fitness. In general, we recommend a patient stay in optimal health, which means maintaining ideal body weight and not gaining or losing too much weight. It means exercising daily if possible, and eating a balanced, well rounded diet. Fortunately, most canine meals are…

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Caring for a pet with cancer: Quality of life

Our two primary goals are to give our patients the best possible life quality for as long as we possibly can. Life quality, however, is the most important goal. Ideally, we’d want our patients taking walks on the beach, playing Frisbee in the backyard, eating their favorite treats, and spending quality time with the families…

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Caring for a pet with cancer: How do I know if my pet is in pain?

Admittedly, it’s harder in pets. They can’t tell us what’s wrong, but we can observe changes in behavior that can signal potential pain. Decreased activity, change of routine, limping, and decreased interest in daily walks or normal activities can signal pain. If a dog is not only limping but only toe touching or – worse…

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What Could Be Hiding in Your Pet’s Mouth!

When Denise M. of Doylestown brought her 10-year-old American Bulldog, Clyde to her family veterinarian for his annual oral examination and dental cleaning, she got news she was not expecting.  “They noticed something suspicious and took a tissue sample,” says Denise.  “I found out it was cancer cells.” After diagnosing Clyde with Squamous Cell Carcinoma…

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What to Expect if Your Pet Needs an Ultrasound

Animals come to CARES needing an ultrasound for a wide variety of reasons. If a pet is vomiting, has changes in their blood work (for instance elevated kidney or liver values), has been losing weight or acting lethargic, a veterinarian may recommend an ultrasound in order for us to get a good look at the organs inside the body. Sometimes, an ultrasound…

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Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support offers Support Group Meetings

Are you caring for an AGING, CHRONIC or TERMINALLY ill pet? Or grieving the loss of one? Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support Group Meetings are led by licensed professional counselors who are committed to providing compassionate support for caregivers of aging, chronic and terminally ill pets. Our counseling team will provide a safe, secure,…

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Are home cooked meals the right choice for your pet?

Dog owners – particularly those who have pets diagnosed with cancer – want to provide the best nutrition possible for their pets.  These owners frequently cook home made meals instead of feeding commercial diets.  By doing so, they hope to optimize their pet’s health.  Some dog owners also have concerns about recent dog food recalls. …

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Keep Your Pets Un-Spooked This Holiday Season

October through December is a time for lots of family celebrations and traditions.  While the holidays can provide a lot of excitement for humans, it can be a bit troublesome for pets.   Here are 4 ways to keep your pets safe through 2013! 1.  Keep all chocolate and raisins out of reach Many households have…

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October Star of the Month at CARES – Sami Fritz-Waibel

Congratulations to Sami Fritz-Waibel, our October Star of the Month! Dedication is an understatement when it comes to Sami. She is completely devoted to her oncology patients and makes their care and well being her top priority at all times. Patients, clients and fellow team members embrace her enthusiasm and passion for her job. Sami’s level…

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Caring for a pet with cancer: Nutrition
Nutrition plays an important role in a cancer patient’s overall health and fitness. In general,...
Caring for a pet with cancer: Quality of life
Our two primary goals are to give our patients the best possible life quality for as long as we...
Caring for a pet with cancer: How do I know if my pet is in pain?
Admittedly, it’s harder in pets. They can’t tell us what’s wrong, but we can observe...
Two Canine Cancer Clinical Trials Now at CARES
Evaluation of a Novel Adjuvant Therapy for Canine Hemangiosarcoma Patients Treated with...
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