April 29, 2011
With three cats in the house, we're had our fair share of goopy hairballs suddenly discovered under foot or hidden away in the guest room, only to be discovered when showing your mother-in-law to her sleeping quarters (oops!)
When Furminator asked if I'd be interested in joining in with National Hairball Awareness Day, I thought it a fun way to highlight something that can be quite a problem for people with cats. We've certainly paid out some gastrointestinal claims related to the issue.
April 27, 2011
Here's Louise, another Embraced pet parent, sharing her dog cancer story:
My dog Molly was a 10.5 years old German Shepherd/Husky mix when on January 23, 2010 I brought her in for a check up and asked the vet to examine her anal area, as it didn’t look right. The vet manually expressed the right anal gland and felt two lumps aside of the gland. She said the lumps were cancerous and their location made them inoperable, non-resectable.
April 26, 2011
Continuing our series on our Embraced pet parents sending in their pet cancer stories, here's one from Kay, one of our long-timers at Embrace.
Hello everyone at Embrace,
Your article couldn't have said it better. After loosing our last rottie to cancer, I knew before getting my next pet, I would invest in insurance.
April 26, 2011
We profiled Cadence the Pug with an oral mast cell tumor on our website but I thought it worth revisiting Cadence's continued progress with this cancer.
First, some great news from Christine, Cadence's mom:
April 22, 2011
Another pet cancer story in our series, this time from Beth D, Havertown PA.
Rex and Maddy came to me as litter mates almost 16 years ago. They were born in Limerick PA, home of a nuclear power plant. We always wondered if that would have any bearing on their lives. At around age 12, Maddy began to have a weepy eye, but was otherwise still her normal self. I eventually took her to our vet who referred her to an ophthalmologist. He couldn’t find any major problem, had me put drops in her eyes and had me follow-up with my vet in a week. At her follow-up visit, my vet insisted that there was a problem and called to consult with the ophthalmologist. Back to the ophthalmologist we went where he took a closer look to find a malignant tumor under her eye. It was decided to take her eye within days. It took just a few weeks for Maddy to adjust. The hardest part was dealing with the collar and taking her medicine! And as my vet predicted, she is just as beautiful as ever!