This grief was anything but good!
In Sun City West, Arizona - a local resident spotted a coyote pup literally covered in cholla cactus spines!!!
The lady resident watched the coyote pup struggle while the pup's mother watched!
Here's how the resident described it:
There are few things worse in this world than cancer.
It's a horrible disease that ruins lives… but it can be prevented!!
Right now, it's Pet Cancer Awareness Month and so what better way to spread awareness than by sharing some of Dr. Patrick Mahaney's tips for preventing cancer in your pet??
Dr. Mahaney's Top Five Holistic Pet Cancer Prevention Tips:
I would love to call this article my top five holistic tips to cure pet cancer, but I feel that title might be somewhat misleading. Through my experiences working with my oncology colleagues at the Veterinary Cancer Group (VCG), I’m aware that some cancers can be cured but the majority of them are clinically managed (put into remission, etc.) and don’t necessarily completely resolve.
Cancer is a disease disease that we veterinarians are diagnosing more frequently in pets. According to the Morris Animal Foundation “1 in 2 dogs will develop cancer and 1 in 4 dogs will die of the disease”.
As there is no guarantee for a cure, we should strive to prevent our pets from developing cancer in the first place. Yet, as cancer is a complicated disease of the immune system involving excessive growth of cells having altered DNA, the origins of the disease never have singular nor finite cause. Therefore, there is no absolute guarantee that our best efforts to prevent cancer from happening will guarantee a desired outcome (i.e. having a pet never develop cancer).
May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, so I want to emphasize the concept that making healthy lifestyle choices can provide a better state of overall wellness and potentially reduce the likelihood that cancer may occur. Although there is no failproof cancer preventative tactic, here are my top five tips to help keep your pet cancer free.
Veterinary technician Carmen Bernard found a Siamese kitten on the road - its legs were all twisted up and later she found out it was blind.
Because of its condition - the cat, who's been named Pretzel, found it very painful to walk and needed help just to manage.
When Carmen took Pretzel to the vet - the animal doctor gave Carmen two options. The first option was to put Pretzel to sleep, and the second option was to prepare for a lot of surgery.
Carmen couldn't bear to put Pretzel to sleep, and after many months the kitty cat is prepping for its final operation to once and for all be healthy enough to walk!
We don't just mean having a dog will fill your heart with feelings of joy and contentment.
We mean that the American Heart Association released a study that had a panel of experts review years of data on the cardiovascular benefits of owning a pet!
The group found that owning a pet, specifically a dog, was "probably associated" with a reduced risk of heart disease.
The Kansas City Pet Project has gotten ahold of a puppy who survived nearly a month locked in an impounded car!!!
The puppy's name is Kia, and is only 12 weeks old, and apparently survived by eating trash that was left in the car. Kia had NO access to any water!!!
Oh no! Mario Lopez almost lost his most precious commodity!
No, not his rock solid bod… his gorgeous face!
He went to his doctor because his face started swelling up and was really sore.
The doc told him it was a reaction to a spider bite!! That's terrifying!
This is so sad!
A five week old kitten was doused in gasoline before it was set on fire in what authorities are calling a prank gone wrong!
But somehow the kitten named Justin has gotten remarkably healthier since then and is even playing with its vets!
But the kitten still needs a lot of help and the medical bills are piling up!