Posted: Mar 05 2009
For more information on canine cancer prevention and treatment we’ve compiled the following list of resources. While by no means comprehensive, we hope you will find this guide helpful.
Websites and Organizations:
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is the largest non-profit organization of exclusively canine research in the world. The American Kennel Club website provides a resource for the latest in canine wellness, research in canine cancers and the latest news and updates on what is being done to treat this disease.
The Canine Comparative Oncology Genomic Consortium (CCOGC) was established to utilize the opportunities that emerge from the release of the Canine Genome Project. It is designed to better define cancers in companion animals at the genomic level, to provide a forum for discussion, sharing of resources and to guide the development of technologies that can be used to complement the study of canine cancers.
Lowchen Australia contains links to many sources regarding holistic nutrition, diet choices and the importance of vitamins and minerals in your dog’s diet. The impact of carbohydrates, both soluble and insoluble (i.e., fiber), is discussed, as well as high protein and raw diets.
Center for Veterinary Medicine, the CVM regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals. Among other things, it offers the latest information on what’s new and newsworthy.
Pet Education is owned and operated by practicing veterinarians. It is an excellent source for articles describing diagnostic tests, laboratory analyses and therapeutic procedures used in veterinary medicine. Many of these tests and procedures, which are performed on pets are identical to those used in human medicine. Alternative therapy treatments, including massage, acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy and chiropractic are described.
The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association is an organization whose purpose is to function as a forum for the exploration of alternative and complementary areas of health care in veterinary medicine. It has established guidelines for veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathic, and holistic medicine.
OncoLink is a canine cancer resource guide featuring tips, treatment options, screening, support and much more.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. & Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals adhere to the highest-quality standards available, which help ensure the best care for your pet.
Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Dr. Richard H. Pitcairn, explores topics such as: what’s really in commercial foods? special diets, benefits of exercise, natural care for common ailments, alternative treatments with homeopathy, herbs and wholesome foods and first aid tips and much more.
If you are completely new to homeopathy, or if even if you know something about homeopathy, but haven’t read it, a great place to start is with The Science of Homeopathy, by George Vithoulkas. This is an excellent, very readable introduction to the principles of homeopathy by a contemporary master.
The holistic pet care movement was begun over 70 years ago by veterinarian, breeder and author, Juliette de Bairacli Levy. Now in her 90s and living in Switzerland, Levy holds a place of honor in the history of natural pet care. Her seminal work Natural Rearing for Cats and Dogs continues to influence practitioners of holistic health care.
Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog by Wendy Volhard and Kerry Brown DVM, features remedies and health food for dogs, along with insight into canine health as a whole along with diet, exerice, and training information. A must-have for every dog owner.