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Hope’s Journey – Week 4

We hit a little bump in the road with Hope’s chemotherapy this week.  Bloodwork is always done before the chemotherapy. Yesterday they discovered that he has a condition called Leukopenia, which means that his white blood cells are too low.  This is caused from the chemotherapy he has already received. From the reading I’ve done,… Continue Reading

Hope’s Journey – Week 3

Hope’s chemotherapy treatment this week was a repeat of week 1.  He was given a drug called vincristine that requires a short visit to the oncologist for the injection.  He seems to tolerate it very well and has shown no side effects.  He has only gained a few ounces since last week and during my… Continue Reading

Hope’s Journey – Week 2

Hope had his second chemotherapy treatment yesterday. His bloodwork is looking good and the swelling in his lymph nodes is gone. He was given Cytoxan and Lasix orally. The Cytoxan can be irritating to the lining of the bladder so the Lasix is given to help flush the bladder. He was a little tired when… Continue Reading

Hope’s Journey – Week 1

Last week our sweet thirteen year old Border Collie mix, Hope, was diagnosed with lymphoma. It has been a week with a lot of tears, a lot of waiting for lab results but also a week of education. This is the first dog I’ve had that has been diagnosed with lymphoma, so we are now… Continue Reading

Why Are Our Pets Fat?

I just watched a piece on the local news about obese pets. They talked about cutting back on food, no table scraps and exercise. What they failed to mention was feeding your pet a quality food that does NOT have added sugar and other nasty stuff. As a pet sitter I see a lot of… Continue Reading