When I got the news that my dog Lily has cancer, I thought, not again! I had already lost my dog Slash to cancer 6 years prior. I wasn’t prepared. Personally, I don’t think you can ever be prepared. But, you can be knowledgeable and informed. Of course I had already done some research before, but unfortunately when I found out about Slash’s cancer it was too late to do anything to help him. In Lily’s case I was told she can go into remission with the help of chemotherapy treatments. So that is where we started. I am also following some holistic approaches as well. In the next few bloggo posts I will be sharing Lily’s chemo protocol and some of the holistic tips I’ve learned and which ones I’ve chosen to use so far.
There is no cure at the moment for dog lymphoma, which is what Lily has. There is however a high chance of remission. Remission can last for as little as a month or as long as years. There are some statistics for lymphoma remission including:
Now I know a lot more about dog lymphoma treatment than I do about any other cancers as I haven’t had to treat those on one of my pets. But here are some general things about pet cancer you should know below:
Petco Foundation has several links on their site for if you are struggling with the costs of cancer treatment for your animal. There are several places you can apply for help. There are different requirements for each and some limitations. You can check out the list here.
Remember for the month of November, in honor of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, for each session booked with Jessica Shaw Photography, We are donating 10% to pet cancer research.
We hope this has been informative and look forward to seeing you back next week!
Jess & Lily