Beating the Odds: Decreasing the Incidence of Cancer in Pets

cancer in petsWhether we like it or not, pets (and people) get sick. Some illnesses are preventable, while others are unavoidable. Similar to cancer in people, the causes of cancer in pets fall into a gray area that combines several factors.

Cancer is one of the more common conditions that we diagnose in our animal friends. In fact, more than half of pets who enter their senior years will be diagnosed with some form of cancer.

Thanks to modern veterinary medicine, there are better and more effective ways of treating or managing cancer now than ever before. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates would rather help you to avoid the need for a cure by identifying the cancer risks that can be eliminated or decreased.

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A Long And Happy Life: The Principles Of Pet Longevity

pet longevityThe human lifespan has increased significantly over the past century. Thanks to significant progress in medicine it may continue to increase even further!. Our pets have also enjoyed an increase in their overall life expectancy, although not quite as dramatically as humans.

We all want our pets to live as long as possible, which is why we’re delving into the complicated topic of pet longevity and how pet owners can make the most of it!

The Domestication Factor

It’s probably obvious to most people that pets enjoy an increased lifespan over their feral counterparts. The difference is particularly striking when it comes to our feline friends, who in the “wild” have a life expectancy of only a few years, but can easily live 15-20 years when kept in the home of a loving and attentive human owner.

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All Have Value: Caring for a Special Needs Pet

A special needs pet may have unique challenges, but it’s not necessarily harder to provide the love and attention they deserve. Sure, serious illness or injury can preclude certain rigorous activities, but a special needs pet can still enjoy a high quality of life with a caring individual or family. Fortunately, there are resources available that make the experience less daunting – and more valuable. Our veterinarians and staff believe that every pet has value and the potential to bring endless rewards to their forever home.

What Qualifies?

A special needs pet is one with any of the following conditions:

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