The “Big C” often strikes fear in humans. When it involves their pets, the results can be devastating. Rodney Page, DVM, says owners must take responsibility for prevention of cancer. Annual physical exams, screening bloodwork and urinalysis are recommended for dogs more than seven years of age or from breeds prone to develop cancer.
Source: Modern Dog, February 16, 2017.
Each dog and pet owner have unique circumstances that must be considered. Veterinarians should provide thorough, accurate, and unbiased options for management based on an understanding of the patients’ general health, specific tumor type, the likelihood of response to treatment, maintenance of good quality of life, and emotional support for owners
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