Treatment & Support

  • Must-Haves for Your Dog’s First Aid Kit

    Are you planning a road trip, a long hike, or an adventure with your dog? Make sure to prepare for potential dangers on your adventure by not only packing a human first aid kit, but also packing a doggie first aid kit. Just like their human guardians, pets can easily get hurt when they are […]

    August 10, 2017

  • We’re Hiring: Community Outreach Coordinator

    Job position: Community Outreach Coordinator About Kali’s Wish Cancer Foundation: Kali’s Wish is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending pet cancer by helping pet guardians and their families better understand pet cancer and its prevention. We do this by sharing online resources, connecting with pet guardians in the community and educating pet guardians through our […]

    May 25, 2017

  • Who is Dr. Dirk Dekens?

    Dr. Dekens is one of the vet who sits on Kali’s Wish Cancer Foundation’s panel of experts. He got his doctoral degree in veterinary medicine in 1986 in Ghent, Belgium. After immigrating to Canada in 1989, Dr. Dekens worked as an emergency vet at Calgary Animal Emergency Clinic and as the first full-time vet at […]

    May 24, 2017

  • Golden Retriever Lifetime Study hopes to help find cure for cancer

    Dogs are diagnosed with many of the same cancers as humans, with a presentation, clinical pathology, and treatment response very much like that observed in humans. We also share 85% of our DNA with our canine companions. With this in mind, researchers hypothesize that similar genetic mechanisms cause human and canine cancers, and that genetic studies of […]

    May 17, 2017

  • Meet Dr. Vockeroth

    Who is Dr. Wanda Vockeroth? She is a very respected Vet, who is also on our Kali’s Wish Cancer Foundation’s Panel of Experts. Dr. Wanda is well-known for her merging of conventional and holistic veterinary medicine. She became interested in doing acupuncture in animals early in her career, and became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture in […]

    May 11, 2017

  • Prevention and better treatment options are still key to fighting animal cancer

    Some may wonder if the statistic “1 in 4 dogs will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime” is still true. Here at Kali’s Wish, we wondered about that too. We dug into the research and found out that little has changed with respect to animal cancer statistics. Cancer continues to be very common in […]

    May 3, 2017

  • May is Cancer Awareness Month at Kali’s Wish

    Did you know that the Veterinary Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 4 dogs will get cancer? It is because of this sad fact that we will be working to raise awareness about pet cancer throughout the month of May. Our initiatives include: Treat Your Dog Day event at Sue Higgins Park. Come see us! […]

    May 2, 2017

  • Treat Your Dog Day Event – May 13

    Throughout the month of May, we are working to promote pet cancer awareness in Calgary! Come join us at Sue Higgins Park on Saturday, May 13 from 10 AM – 2 PM! There will be: Treats from our awesome sponsor Natural Balance; Dog Groomers (courtesy of Pet Planet Mount Royal Calgary); and, Dr. Vockeroth from […]

    May 1, 2017

  • Mammary Tumors & Spaying Your Dog

    We recently had a Kali’s Wish reader reach out and ask about the link between mammary tumors and spaying your dog. The fact is, tumors in the mammary gland are very frequent in female dogs who have not been spayed. It is also not unheard of for male dogs to have a mammary tumor, though […]

    April 24, 2017

  • Put your records on… for your dog

    Music has long been an emotional outlet and source of catharsis for humans, and we now know that it can potentially help our dogs deal with stress as well. According to a new study from the Scottish SPCA and researchers from the University of Glasgow, playing music has a positive effect on a dog’s behavior. […]

    February 8, 2017

  • Surgery

    What are the goals of cancer surgery? For most pet cancers, surgery is the primary form of treatment. Surgery is used to remove or reduce the size of a tumour and make any subsequent treatments with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, more effective. In some cases, chemotherapy or radiation therapy is used before surgery to shrink […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Veterinary Acupuncture

    What is veterinary acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing method used to prevent and treat many different health conditions by inserting fine needles into specific “acupuncture” points on the body. Your pet’s body has thousands of acupuncture points but only about 200 are used on a regular basis in veterinary acupuncture. These points, which […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Rehabilitation Therapy

    What is rehabilitation therapy? Although it’s been around a long time in the human world, rehabilitation therapy is just picking up speed in the veterinary community. In fact, in 2010, veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation was officially recognized as a specialty by the American Board of Veterinary Specialities. Rehabilitation therapy can be used effectively to […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)

    What is Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine? Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is a system of medicine that’s been used in China for thousands of years to treat myriad ailments in pets. TCVM is based on the philosophical principles of “Qi” (pronounced Chee), Yin and Yang and the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Veterinary Homeopathy

    Homeopathy is a type of naturopathic medicine first developed by German physician, Samuel Hahnemann about two hundred years ago. It is based on the principles that the body has the ability to repair itself and “like cures like” — a substance that can make you ill in large doses can make you well in small […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Chemotherapy

    What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the use of one or a combination of drugs to treat cancer. This form of treatment can be used alone but is often used in conjunction with surgery and/or radiation therapy to help: achieve cancer remission decrease the risk of tumour reoccurrence decrease the risk of metastasis (cancer spreading to […]

    December 19, 2016

  • Radiation Therapy

    What is radiation therapy? Recent advances in veterinary medicine allow vets to more accurately diagnose the type and location of tumours in our pets. And that, when combined with cutting-edge equipment, means today’s radiation therapy is more accurate and effective than ever before with fewer side effects and damage to normal cells. In a nutshell, […]

    December 19, 2016

  • Animal Chiropractic

    What is animal chiropractic? Animal chiropractic is based on the paradigm that the body has the innate power to heal itself and that innate power is controlled by the nervous system. Nerves control everything that happens in your pet’s body. And the brain and spinal cord, which are protected by the spine, control the messages […]

    December 19, 2016