Bored catFor many, the start of a new year is the time for positive change – including making a commitment to better health, more exercise, and general wellbeing. For pet owners, this time of year can also signal changes to our pet’s daily care.

One of the ways we support owners in their commitment to improving the lives of their pets is through our blog. Whether we’re writing about cancer prevention or the latest developments in pet oncology, we want to provide information that helps your pet achieve the best quality of life possible.

If 2017 is the year to make improvements to your pet’s care, you came to the right place. To help you get started, here are our top five blogs of 2016.

Our Top Five Blogs of 2016

  1. Can Pet Cancer Be Prevented? Although the mere mention of the word cancer can cause us to respond with trepidation, fear, and heartbreak, pet cancer is a reality for an estimated 12 million dogs and cats diagnosed each year. It is the leading cause of death in pets over the age of 10 years. Read More…
  2. Saying Goodbye: Grieving And Coping With Pet Loss For many people, losing a pet is very similar to losing a person. Due to the many societal influences leading to a lack of  understanding or acceptance of the intense sadness that surrounds a pet loss, pet owners often don’t give themselves the time and space they need to fully grieve. Read More…
  3. What To Say (And Do) When Your Friend’s Pet Has Cancer Our pets share so many aspects of our lives and caring for them is a deeply satisfying experience. Indeed, many of us think of our pets as full fledged family members which is why hearing that a friend’s pet has cancer can be such a shock. Read More…
  4. What Cat Owners Should Know About Feline Injection-Site Sarcoma Many cat owners are aware that there has been a risk identified between the vaccination of their pet and the development of a specific type of tumor called a feline injection-site sarcoma (FISS). While there is much we still don’t know about this type of cancer, it is important for cat lovers to understand what we have discovered so that they are able to protect their pets. Read More…
  5. Cancer In Pets: Know The Signs No pet owner wants to hear the devastating news that their furry friend has been diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, cancer in pets is all too common and is the leading cause of death among senior dogs and cats. Read More…

dog ill or sleepingAs the saying goes, knowledge is power. We hope you find our blog useful and continue reading in the new year. Please contact us with any questions or if you have a topic request.

From all of us, we wish you, your family, and your pet a happy and healthy 2017!