Treatment & Support

  • Doggy Blood Donations & Treating Cancer

    In part 2 of our series on dog blood donations, we look at how donated dog blood helps with cancer treatment. Blood transfusions ease the stress of chemotherapy for dogs: “[The] best thing is that blood can be a bridge to support the patient pre-chemotherapy, during chemotherapy, or post-chemotherapy,” Beth Knight, lab director for the […]

    March 14, 2018

  • Doggy Blood Donations: It’s in Them to Give

    Have you heard of the Canadian Animal Blood Bank (CABB)? They provide animals with much needed blood – very similar to humans! In the first part of our two part series on dog blood donations, we are taking a general look at why blood donations are needed and the process dog blood donation. Dog blood […]

    February 15, 2018

  • Pet Insurance 101

    Pet insurance is just like any other form of insurance; it helps you prepare for the unexpected. If you decide your pet needs insurance, think about what you want it to cover. Like with most insurance, one size does not fit all. Make sure you do your research and see what’s included (and excluded) in […]

    February 7, 2018

  • Conventional vs. Complementary Cancer Treatments

    What comes after a fateful cancer diagnosis is relayed by your Vet? Education. One of the main items of concern is how the cancer will be treated. There are two types of treatments: Conventional and Complementary. Conventional cancer treatments are used to directly treat the cancer after it has been diagnosed. The treatment is usually […]

    November 9, 2017

  • Reducing Veterinary Clinic Stress for Pets

    It’s no secret that most pets would prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home, rather than visit a veterinary clinic. Fortunately, there are a number of things that can help make the visit a little easier, reducing the stress for both pets and the humans who love them. According to Dr. Dirk […]

    October 18, 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

  • 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