Like in people, cancer is a disease that generally only kills pets that live long enough to catch the disease. So, as we have extended animals’ lives through better nutrition and veterinary care, more live long enough to eventually succumb to cancer. Again, as in people, exciting developments are helping us treat cancer in companion animals more effectively and catch it earlier. Studies and drugs that help people often extend pets’ lives as well — and vice versa.
This is a wide-ranging interview with veterinary internist Dr. Merrianne Burtch of Pacific Veterinary Specialists in Capitola (across from the mall, also an emergency clinic) discussing cancer in companion animals.
Meanwhile, the BirchBark Foundation’s three-lecture series on pet health continues Saturday, July 14, in Carmel Valley. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about intestinal health, cancer, and eye health for pets.
Lectures will be held at The Raw Connection in Carmel Valley (26200 Carmel Rancho Blvd) and will be approximately 30 minutes long followed by Q&A.
Light snacks and beverages will be provided. $20 donation to BirchBarkFoundation suggested.
Saturday July 14th at 2 PM
Cancer in Pets by Dr. Teresa Arteaga, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Saturday September 8th at 2 PM
Keeping Pets Eyes Healthy by Dr. Elizabeth Curto, DVM, DACVO