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
  • Doga: Yoga for Your Dog

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and the opinion and text are all mine. There are many benefits of having a dog – companionship, unconditional love, and slobbery kisses. But, research suggests there’s another benefit too. Exercise1. When your pooch jumps into your bed […]

    October 11, 2017

  • Eating Right: Thanksgiving

    With Thanksgiving happening this weekend in Canada, and coming up in a few weeks for our neighbours to the south in America, we wanted to focus our ‘Eating Right’ post for this month on sharing some delicious holiday-themed treats and meals for the four-legged members of our families. Before we jump into the recipes though, […]

    October 4, 2017

  • Healthy Habits: Stretching

    Joint degeneration, muscle atrophy, loss of flexibility, and the resulting pain1 from all these issues are common as aging happens – for both our pets and ourselves. How can we combat this? One simple way is stretching. Stretching is a natural therapy (and great healthy habit) that helps preserve range of motion, and can event […]

    September 28, 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
  • 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

  • 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

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Meet a few of our experts

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

Dr. Meg Smart, DVM, PhD

Dr. Smart has made many contributions to the veterinary community, but she is likely most well-known for her expertise in the area of animal nutrition. In addition to her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Smart has a PhD in Agriculture, with a focus on animal nutrition. Her career spans 40 years that included teaching and research in both large and companion animals with a focus on nutrition. She retired from Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in June 2014, and remains a Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Clinical Nutrition.

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.