Info Hub

There is a wealth of information about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in humans.
But, when it comes to pet cancer, quality information is scarce and what does exist can be difficult to find or understand. That is why we created our Info Hub.

Here you will find information on Prevention, Types & Symptoms, and Treatment & Support for pet cancer.

Types & Symptoms
Treatment & Support
  • Great Gift Ideas for Your Dog

    With the holiday season right around the corner, and the recent news about dog bones causing health issues, we are sharing some great gift ideas to keep your dog healthy and happy. 1. Food Puzzle Food puzzles are a great way to help your dog’s mind active, by helping them battle memory issues and learning […]

    December 8, 2017

  • Healthy Habits: Puzzles

    As we get older, it’s important to keep our minds active. If we don’t, we are at higher risk for memory loss and slower cognitive processes.1 For our dogs, the same thing happens – memory and learning ability decline as they age. In addition, since most dogs don’t have to do the things they were […]

    November 29, 2017

  • Tips for Travelling With Your Dog

    The holidays are almost here, so we sharing tips to keep your dog happy and healthy while on the road! Before traveling, make sure your dog’s tags have the correct contact information. This information should also be put on their crate/carrier in case you accidentally get separated. Driving Experts say to keep your dog crated […]

    November 23, 2017

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Types & Symptoms
  • 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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Treatment & Support
  • 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

  • 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

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Meet a few of our experts

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

Dr. Al Townshend

Dr. Al graduated from the University Of Georgia School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1969. In 1972 he established the Eastern Shore Animal Hospital in his hometown of Chestertown, Maryland. His awareness of the value of nutrition lead him to also take a position as a consultant for Eagle Pet Products, Inc in 1993. In 2006 Dr. Al retired from active practice and took a full time position as Staff Veterinarian at Eagle Pack, which is now under the umbrella of WellPet.
Dr. Townshend is a contributing author to the text “Canine Sports Medicine and Surgery” and has received the coveted "Golden Stethoscope Award" from the Iditarod Sled Dog Race for contributions above and beyond the call of duty in bringing veterinary care to the
dogs of the Iditarod.

Dr. Dirk Dekens

Dr. Dirk Dekens got his doctoral degree in veterinary medicine in 1986 in Ghent, Belgium. After emigrating to Canada in 1989, Dr. Dekens worked as an emergency vet at Calgary Animal Emergency Clinic and as the first full-time vet at the Calgary Humane Society. Dr. Dekens has owned and operated a mobile veterinary practice, Dekens Housecall Veterinary Services, in Calgary and surrounding area since 1999. He was one of the first to initiate this type of practice in the community. Dr. Dekens and his wife Darlene, share their lives with a Yorkshire Terrier named Sugar, and two Papillons, Cayenne and Chai.

Dr. Wanda Vockeroth

Dr. Vockeroth is well-known for her merging of conventional and holistic veterinary medicine. She is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Veterinary Homeopathy, has studied a range of other holistic therapies. veterinary osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, Chinese herbology, and western herbology. Dr. Vockeroth also advises clients on natural nutrition and supplementation. She now practices at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic in southwest Calgary.