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Preventing Cancer: Lifestyle

Dr. Al Townshend The lifestyle choices we make in the way we live our lives and the lives of our pets can have a powerful impact on the health and well-being of every member of the family. Making the best lifestyle choices for ourselves and our pets is essential in reducing risk and preventing many […]

Preventing Cancer: Genetics

Dr. Al Townshend The reason one pet develops cancer and another pet does not is complex. There is no one answer to the question. It primarily involves the environment, diet, genetics, and how these three items interact with individual animals. Previous articles have discussed the role that lifestyle, the environment and diet can play in […]

Preventing Cancer: Food

Dr. Al Townshend When it comes to cancer prevention, the foods, treats, and supplements we fed to our pets can have a tremendous impact on the long-term health of our beloved canine and feline companions. Hippocrates, the Father of Modern-Medicine, said it over two thousand years ago, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine […]

Preventing Cancer: Environment

Dr. Al Townshend The association between the environment and cancer was first recognized in the 18th century when physicians began to notice an increase of certain cancers in chimney sweeps due to constant exposure to coal and the tar that accumulates in the chimney. Since then, it has become apparent that there are many environmental […]

The Environment and Cancer in Your Pets

By Dr. Al Townshend It is becoming clear that the environment is one of the biggest concerns when related to pet cancer. Every day our pets can be exposed to a multitude of potential cancer-causing agents. The real challenge is that it is almost impossible to prevent exposure to some of these dangerous substances. Minimizing […]

Cancer Prevention Begins with Genetics

Dr. Al Townshend As with humans, we are learning that genetics can play a significant role in reducing the risk of your pet developing cancer. Before you even get a pet, it is important to consider genetics in the pet you might consider. We know that certain breeds have a greater incidence of cancer: Rottweilers, […]

Cancer and the Common Warning Signs

Dr. Al Townshend Cancer is one of the major concerns of all Guardians. It has been estimated that 6 million dogs and nearly 6 million cats will be diagnosed this year. The cause of death in 47% of dogs, especially dogs over ten years of age. 32% of cat deaths will be the result of […]

What Can You Expect During Cancer Treatment?

By Dr. Al Townshend There are potential side effects to any treatment and cancer is no exception. The ultimate goal is to always try and maintain the best quality of life for the pet. No matter the treatment, there are some common side effects to consider: pain management, nutritional support and maintaining a positive environment. […]

Zini’s Story

Ch. Jaraw’s Zini Zepplynn (July 7, 2001-April 20, 2015)   On July 7, 2001 a litter of Siberian Husky puppies were born at a kennel in sunny California. The Walt Disney movie “Dinosaur” was popular at the time so the breeder April Cox named the litter after the lemurs in the movie. One of the […]

Top 5 Ways To Prevent Cancer In Your Pet

#1 – Choose your puppy/kitten wisely There is nothing cuter than a puppy. Unfortunately, underneath all that cuteness lurks the potential for your bundle of joy to develop any number of diseases, including cancer, especially if your puppy/kitten is a purebred. Breeding practices used by many purebred dog breeders in North America can be attributed, […]

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