Cancer and Your Pet: The Complete Guide to the Latest Research, Treatments, and Options.

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As featured in "USA Weekend" and on "Animal Planet" — A growing number of pet owners are learning the sad news that their beloved pet is suffering from some form of cancer. But most don’t realize that it has become a highly treatable disease. Written by a highly respected author-veterinarian and covering the latest advances in the field of cancer research, Cancer and Your Pet is the most comprehensive and definitive guide on the market for owners looking for options in their pet’s treatment. In addition to ...

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Overview

As featured in "USA Weekend" and on "Animal Planet" — A growing number of pet owners are learning the sad news that their beloved pet is suffering from some form of cancer. But most don’t realize that it has become a highly treatable disease. Written by a highly respected author-veterinarian and covering the latest advances in the field of cancer research, Cancer and Your Pet is the most comprehensive and definitive guide on the market for owners looking for options in their pet’s treatment. In addition to information on common cancers and treatment options, including traditional and holistic care, the authors include case studies and advice on decision making.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931868860
  • Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Series: Pets Are Family Too Ser.
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Debra Eldredge, DVM is an award-winning veterinarian and writer in upstate New York. She graduated from the Cornell Veterinary College and was the first recipient ever of the "Gentle Doctor Award" voted on by clinical faculty for the student who provided the best care for patients. She works in private practice but has also served as the veterinarian for the award-winning shelter the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has also worked with the Utica Zoo. Dr. Eldredge is the author of the award-winning book, Pills for Pets. She has been a columnist for Good Dog!, Catsumer Reports, Dogs in Review, The Corgi Cryer, OK Pet Gazette and her writing has appeared in Dog World, Ranch Dog Trainer, OffLead, and Kuvasz Times.

Margaret H. Bonham is an award-winning professional freelance writer and sled dog racer in Colorado. She has written eight books including Complete Idiots Guide to Dog Health and Nutrition, Complete Idiots Guide to Labrador Retrievers, The Complete Guide to Mutts, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Introduction to Dog Agility, The Simple Guide to Getting Active with Your Dog and Your Siberian Husky’s Life. Her work has appeared in Dog Fancy, Dog World, Your Dog, Dog and Kennel, Pet Life, Natural Pet, and Mushing Magazine.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Cancer in Pets Case Study What is cancer?
What causes cancer?
Can cancer be successfully treated?
Cancer Statistics in dogs and cats Fact and Fiction Surrounding Cancer Chapter Two: Common Canine Cancers Case Study Skin cancers and tumors (Basal Cell Tumor)
Mammary tumors Lymphoma/Hemangiosarcoma Bone cancer Testicular cancer/Perianal tumors Oral cancer Abdominal tumors Chapter Three: Common Feline Cancers Case Study Skin cancers and tumors Mammary tumors Lymphoma Feline Leukemia Complex Vaccination-associated feline sarcomas Chapter Four: Less Common Cancers Case Study Meningioma (Cats)
Mesothelioma (Cats/Dogs)
Uveal melanoma (Cats)
Uveal melanoma (Dogs)
Transitional cell carcinoma (Dogs)
Melanocytic tumors (Dogs)
Leiomyosarcoma (Dogs)
Fibrosarcomas (Dogs)
Chapter Five: Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Case Study Breed Predispositions Preventative Care Signs of potential cancer The Health Exam Spaying and Neutering Cancer and the older pet Chapter Six: Diagnosis Case Study Blood/Urine Tests X-rays Ultrasound MRI, CAT Scans and other imaging technologies Lymphosyntigraphy Staging Cancer Chapter Seven: Conventional Treatment Case Study Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation Cryosurgery Laser Surgery Heat Therapy Nutrition Therapy Rational Targeted Therapy Pain Management Chapter Eight: New Techniques and Cancer Studies Case Study Gene Therapy (Molecular-Based Immunotherapy)
Cancer Vaccines Alternative Therapies Chapter Nine: Holistic Medicine Case Study What is Holistic Medicine?
Does Holistic Medicine Work?
Homeopathy Herbal Therapy Nutrition Modality Acupuncture Should youconsider alternative medicine?
Chapter Ten: Decision Making Case Study Critical Decision Making Talking with Your Veterinarian over Options—-Making an Informed Decision Seeking Counseling The Cost of Veterinary Care Chapter Eleven: Euthanasia Case Study Should you Euthanize?
The Grieving Process Available counseling Internet links to counseling and pet loss sites Burial or Cremation Letting go Another Dog or Cat?
Chapter Twelve: Cancer on the Internet Internet sites for help in Cancer Veterinary Colleges and Foundations that do Cancer Research and Studies Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Organizations and Associations Appendix C: Books and Periodicals.

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