How to Manage Cancer in Pets

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The C word. Disguise it, whisper it, or even give it a code word: The bottom line is this is every pet parent’s worst nightmare (or at least one of them). A diagnosis of cancer in pets is something none of us ever wants to hear or face.

As we lead up to the BlogPaws 2015 Conference in Nashville, we will bring you Hangouts so you can “meet” the conference speakers prior to the conference. Recently we spoke with Dr. Patrick Mahaney. His conference session at the conference is “The Holistic Approach to Canine Lymphoma: A Veterinarian’s Case Study.” If you never heard Patrick speak, this is your opportunity. His background and philosophies are ones that many embrace and are not often talked about.

To satisfy his creative urges, Dr. Mahaney writes a pet health column (Patrick’s Blog) and connects with animal aficionados worldwide through Q & A, videos, and radio interviews. He also guest blogs for Perez Hilton’s TeddyHilton.com,i Love Dogs, Veterinary Practice News, Healthy Pets and People with Dr. Patrick on OutImpactRadio.com, MSNBC Sunday with Alex Witt, and Pet Docs On Call. Recently, he’s lent his holistic veterinary perspective to Jackson Galaxy’s My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet.

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BlogPaws’ co-founder engaged in a very focused and info-packed session with Dr. Patrick and the entire session is here for anyone who has a pet.

Some of the highlights to watch and listen for:

3:25: The art of Chinese medicine and how it is useful for people and pets

4:40: How can I tell by clinical signs if my pet might have cancer?

5:28: Things Dr. Patrick does to prevent his dog’s disease from flaring up: And this is solid info for all pet parents to hear: Of note: minimal vaccines, certain type of diet, teeth cleaning – and in honor of National Pet Dental Health month, this topic is even more important after hearing Dr. P’s advice.

10:50: Do dogs really age 7 years for every one human year?

18:50: What to do if your pet gets a cancer diagnosis.

23:00: What treats should I avoid?

24:50: Can my pet eat some of the healthy foods I eat?

Here in its entirety is the BlogPaws Shares & Cares: Pets and Cancer – a veterinarian’s personal experience Google Hangout:

Dr. Patrick Mahaney is a veterinarian and President at California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW). Check out his session at BlogPaws, and follow Dr. Mahaney’s blog.

Here’s the complete schedule of speakers and some surprises to come! See you in Nashville, and good health to all!

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