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When the Diagnosis is Cancer by Nancy Kay, DVM
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6 May 2013 - 9:51 am
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This great article by Dr. Nancy Kay will help you think clearly if you've just gotten the bad news from your vet...

"The month of May has been declared Pet Cancer Awareness Month. While I’m not altogether sure who determines such things, in honor of this declaration I present to you a good deal of information that I’m certain will be useful should your four-legged family member develop cancer.

Cancer, neoplasia, growth, tumor, malignancy, the big “C”: no matter which word is used, it is the diagnosis we all dread. It’s not that cancer is always associated with a terrible outcome. What is true, however, is that whenever cancer is diagnosed, it is inevitable that lives are going to change. And change such as this isn’t something we relish when it comes to our pets."

Read on at "When the Diagnosis is Cancer by Nancy Kay, DVM"

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Nice article....thank you for taking the time to bring it to us.

Dr. Kay made so many great points.

When first faced with the possibility of amputation, I mentioned it to a co-worker who is a "dog person".......big mistake......she was absolutely mortified that I would even tho k of considering such a thing.......From that point forward (and this was before I connected with my new tripawds family) I was very selective and , there are only eight people I've told specifically about the amputation......everyone e else, I just say she's on a treatment plan and she's doing absolutely great:-) :-)

Always grateful for all you do for us, Sally and Happy Hannah

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Ah, a "treatment plan." I like that comeback!

Yes, this is when you really find out who's a true "dog person" and who just wants a lawn ornament. Sheesh. 

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