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  • Pet Cancer Prevention 101

    Let’s talk about Pet Cancer Prevention! By: Dr. Al Towshend With so many diagnoses every year, pet cancer prevention has never been so important. Over 6 million dogs and nearly 6 million cats will be diagnosed with pet cancer this year. Almost 47% of dogs and 32% of cat deaths will die from cancer according to The Veterinary […]

    July 11, 2018

  • Lumps, Bumps and Pet Cancer

    When should you get lumps on our dog checked? Here is a blog we found that shares some great information. Lumps On Dogs: When To Get Them Checked By A Veterinarian by Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology) Dr. Al Townsend on our Kali’s Wish panel of experts also weighs in on the topic: “Lumps […]

    June 19, 2018

  • Probiotics and Your Pet!

    Probiotics are receiving a lot of attention these days to improve the health of both human and our pets. Here is what we know about probiotics for your pets. Probiotics are single or mixed cultures of live and non-pathogenic microorganisms that are found in foods (especially acidic dairy yoghurt, kefir, buttermilk, cheese) or in nutritional […]

    May 28, 2018

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  • 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

  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma

    What is transitional cell carcinoma? Lining the urinary bladder are cells called transitional cells that protect the body from the urine inside the bladder even as the bladder stretches to accommodate larger volumes of urine. Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) is a malignant tumour that develops from the transitional cell lining of the bladder. Bladder cancer […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    What are soft tissue sarcomas? In general terms, soft tissue sarcomas refer to a group of tumours that most often form from the skin and subcutaneous (layer of tissue directly under the skin) tissue. Soft tissue sarcomas are grouped together because they behave in a similar manner. They are named depending on the tumour location: […]

    December 20, 2016

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  • Emma’s Story

    Emma was a rambunctious and spirited little Boston Terrier, loved by Chelsie B. who had wanted a dog forever. Five days before Chelsie’s eighteenth birthday, her parents got Emma and brought her home as a present for their daughter. We asked if Emma was a good girl, “No!” Chelsie laughed, “She was terrible! She was […]

    May 8, 2018

  • DogFest Spring Fling 2018 – May 12

    Are you a Pet Guardian? Do you live in (or near) Calgary? Then come join Kali’s Wish at DogFest Spring Fling 2018! For the month of May, Kali’s Wish is recognizing Pet Cancer Awareness Month. On Saturday, May 12th, our team will boothing at the 2018 DogFest Spring Fling from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm […]

    April 30, 2018

  • Cancer in the Park – May 5

    For the month of May, Kali’s Wish is recognizing Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Join us throughout May for plenty of fun and educational events, as well as opportunities to connect and speak with Pet Guardians who are going through, or have gone through, caring for a pet with cancer. First up on Saturday, May 5th, […]

    April 25, 2018

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Our panel of experts includes veterinarians and other veterinary health practitioners.

Dr. Dirk Dekens

Dr. Dirk Dekens got his doctoral degree in veterinary medicine in 1986 in Ghent, Belgium. After emig...
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Dr. Al Townshend

Dr. Al graduated from the University Of Georgia School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1969. In 1972 he es...
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Dr. Wanda Vockeroth

Dr. Vockeroth is well-known for her merging of conventional and holistic veterinary medicine. She is...
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