Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

While a diagnosis of canine cancer is never good, there are few types worse than hemangiosarcoma (HSA). Like all cancer diagnoses, it’s frightening, shocking, and devastating. Often with this form of cancer there are no warning signs or symptoms; it can hit hard and...

On the Horizon: Hemangiosarcoma Studies

Every veterinarian who has treated a dog with HSA wishes for better early diagnostics and more effective therapies to stop the growth of the HSA tumors. “The wish list for every veterinary oncologist starts...

You can’t help it: Reconsidering past decisions after a devastating diagnosis

It’s been nearly 2 1/2 years since we lost our precious dog Linus to hemangiosarcoma. He was a sweet, silly, athletic Portuguese Water Dog and was just shy of his 10th birthday.  We got up...

Making the Most Out of the Time You Have

Roo was a large, adventurous, mixed-breed dog belonging to my colleague and friend Tory. In August 2008, at about 13 years of age, Roo was experiencing what her veterinarian thought were small seizures. By...

She Wrote the Book on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Eileen Anderson is an Arkansas-based author who also maintains the Dog Dementia website (dogdementia.com), a resource for people whose dogs have been diagnosed with CCD or are displaying symptoms of the disease. Anderson’s book...

Nutritional Help for Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Food and supplements can play a part in maintaining optimal canine cognitive functioning and supporting an aging canine brain. Dr. Fry advises talking with your vet about adding antioxidant supplements that have shown benefits...

Dog Dementia: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Mercury, my Chihuahua-mix, turned 17 years old this year, making him (by far) the oldest dog amongst all of my friend’s dogs. When people see him, I’m always proud that they can hardly believe...

Haptic Cues

I recently learned a new word: haptic. It refers to any technology involving the sense of touch, so vibration collars are technically “haptics,” and the signals you send when you press the button are...

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Checking Out for an Educational Opportunity

Ack! My brain is jumping around. This is going to be a short-attention span blog post! A Great Chance...