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Prevent Pet Cancer With Dr. Patrick Mahaney

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney

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.

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Turn Your Dog Into A Water Doggy!

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Ever go out for a swim and think to yourself - I really wish I could bring my dog with me swimming right now?

Well, that dream can become a reality!

No puppy is immediately going to love the water, but there are ways to slowly introduce your canine to the water!

And then possibly you may get your wish on having a swimming buddy who's a dog!

Here is a list of do's and don't when it comes to introducing your dog to the water:

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Tamar Braxton Says Do NOT Touch Her Baby Bump!

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tamar braxton says do not touch her baby bumpTamar Braxton has a big, beautiful baby bump, but don't get too close!

The Braxton Family Values star says her space is being invaded way too much! She says:

"The annoying thing is that people think it’s cool to touch your stomach."

But Tamar says that is NOT cool! At least not where she is from! She says:

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Keep Your Pet Safe During Easter With Dr. Patrick Mahaney! Part Three!

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And the tips go on and on again!

Last time we discussed how specific flowers that blossom during this time of year can be harmful to your pets!

This time, we'll discover how egg hunting can possible prove toxic for your loved furry ones!

Dr. Patrick Mahaney explains:

"Easter Egg Rolls and Hunts

Although rolling eggs and finding those hidden during the hunt is great family fun, these activities could put your pet at risk for toxicity. Keep your pooch out of the action, as 'Fido' may capitalize on his hunting skills and gorge on the eggs intended for the eager children. After the hunt is complete, make sure all eggs are accounted for. A rotting egg may harbor bacteria, mold, or other toxic substances.
This Easter, and during all holiday festivities, keep treats and decorations out of the reach of your pet. Make safety a priority by educating your family members, especially children, about the canine and feline Easter dangers.

If you suspect or know your pet has consumed a toxic substance, immediately contact your veterinarian. Pending their counsel, further help may be needed. Two great resources in managing pet toxicities are the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) (888-426-4435) and the Pet Poison Helpline (800-213-6680)."

Have a pet question? Email us at tips@perezhilton.com or you can tweet them to Dr. Patrick HERE!! OR Check him out on facebook

And be sure to come back and get the last Easter tip from our most favorite Doc!

[Image via Dr. Patrick Mahaney/Russel Baer.]

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Keep Your Pet Safe During Easter With Dr. Patrick Mahaney! Part Two!

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Last time we showed you how pet safety during Easter time can be a real life saver!

But it isn't only chocolate eggs that can harm your pup!

Dr. Patrick Mahaney explains:

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Toxic Plants

All plants harbor the potential to cause illness post ingestion. The fibrous nature of plant material causes mechanical irritation to the digestive tract.

Plants belonging to the genus Lillium Easter Lily, etc. are especially dangerous to cats. All parts of the lily (flower, pollen, stems, leaves, and bulbs) can cause lethal kidney failure should 'Fluffy' opt for a taste.

Never leave a pet, especially your feline friend, unobserved in the presence of a seasonal plant. Their curiosity nearly always supersedes your estimation that the plant will go unscathed. Hinder your pet's access to interesting plants by closing doors or placing them out of harm's way."

Have a pet question? Email us at tips@perezhilton.com or you can tweet them to Dr. Patrick HERE!! OR Check him out on facebook

And be sure to come back and get the last Easter tip from our most favorite Doc!

[Image via Dr. Patrick Mahaney/Russel Baer.]

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