Do Tagamet and Benadryl Cure Cancer?
Do Tagamet and Benadryl cure cancer in dogs? Sadly, it’s not that simple. Learn the role these drugs can play as PART of your dog’s cancer treatment plan.Read Article
Melanoma Vaccine for Amelanotic Melanoma?
An interesting question came up recently. A guardian has a dog who is afflicted with amelanotic melanoma. This is a special kind of cancer. Normally, melanomas have pigment in them, and thus they are dark. However, there is a more rare and odd kind of this cancer that lacks the pigment. Melanomas can occur in…Read Article
The Two Sides of Sunlight in Dog Cancer, part 1
I practice veterinary medicine and surgery in a sunny area. For those of you with a loved dog who gets a lot of sun, you may have wondered about the effects of sun on canine cancer. As with many topics in medicine, there are a couple different things that have to be considered, as it…Read Article
New treatment for Dogs with Melanoma
Chalk up a win for the Animal Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering. These two medical facilities have teamed up with Merial, one of the major companies producing drugs for dogs. They came up with a winner: a vaccination for dogs that have malignant melanoma, a type of cancer of the skin or mouth. This…Read Article
Dog Cancer Surgery: They Didn’t Get It All Out
Sound familiar? Did this happen to anyone out there? Removal of all the cancer cells from the body during surgery is pretty important. How can we tell? The most important thing to do is get that biopsy report. Some don’t want the extra cost. “Just get it out” is a line I have heard from…Read Article
Signs of Cancer in Dogs
Many people ask me what to look for to tell if their dogs have cancer. I thought I should give you a little summary of some of the biggies.Read Article