Mammary gland (or breast) tumors are the most common types of cancer in unspayed female dogs. About half of these tumors are benign and half are malignant. At the time of diagnosis, half of the malignant tumors would have metastasised.
Mammary Cancer in Dogs: Causes & Risk Factors
Ganoderma lucidum (G. lucidum), also known as reishi (Japan) or lingzhi (China), is an edible mushroom widely used in Asian countries for promoting health and longevity for over 2000 years. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to prevent and treat various diseases such as bronchitis, hepatitis, hypertension, cancer and immunological disorders.
Ganoderma Lucidum &… [Read more →]
What is Milk Thistle?
Milk thistle (Latin name: Silybum marianum) is a flowering plant, native to Europe but can now be found worlwide. The fruits and seeds of milk thistle contains the most concentrated active ingredient that has protective effects on the liver.
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What Are IP6 & Inositol?
Inositol is a simple hexa-carbon carbohydrate derived from glucose. It is a member of B complex vitamins. When all of its six carbons are attached to phosphate groups, it is known as inositol hexaphosphate (IP6).
Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) is present in plant and mammalian cells. It is found in the high concentrations (0.4-6.4%) in high fibre foods such as legumes,… [Read more →]
Dogs develop fear and anxiety in response to different stimuli. They may be averse to loud noises (thunderstorms or fireworks), people, places or other dogs. Being left alone can trigger separation anxiety in some dogs.
Dog Anxiety Symptoms
When anxious, dogs respond in different ways. They may show one or more of the following anxiety symptoms:
aggression,… [Read more →]
Probiotics for Dogs – Click on image for more info
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the largest immune organ in the body. There is a large and diverse population of GI bacteria that influences the health in many ways. A healthy level of good bacteria is not only necessary for maintaining the function of the gastrointestinal tract but also to keep the immune system strong and promote overall wellness…. [Read more →]
Treatment for canine bone cancer involves:
– managing pain
– controlling metastasis (tumor spread)
Canine bone cancer is a very painful disease. Palliative treatment can make your dog more comfortable and increase its quality of life.
What are palliative treatment options?
There are 2 types of bone cancer in dogs:
primary, which originates from the bone
secondary, which is spread from cancer in other parts of the body
Secondary bone tumors are rare in dogs.
Bone tumors can affect:
appendicular skeleton or long bones (limbs)
axial skeleton or flat bones (jaw,
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Osteosarcoma in Dogs: Treatment Options
The 2 goals of canine osteosarcoma treatment are:
– palliation of pain
– delaying metastasis
Osteosarcoma causes severe pain. Hence, pain palliation therapy should be considered to improve quality of life in dogs.
Palliative treatment options:
Osteosarcoma accounts for more than 85% of all bone tumors in dogs. It is the most common type of primary bone tumors that is highly malignant and metastatic. This type of tumor causes destruction to the bone and tends to spread to other organs.
Osteosarcoma in dogs can affect:
– appendicular skeleton (limbs)
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