Treatment & Support

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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