By Alice Villalobos
Part the inhabitants of canines and cats elderly 10 and over will die of neoplasia. The bonds that consumers have constructed with their older pets are specially powerful and force the expanding call for for more adept and hugely compassionate clinical therapy of better half animals clinically determined with cancer.This ebook bargains greater than only a useful scientific method of the most typical tumors in canine and cats. This ebook additionally bargains a spotlight at the targeted wishes of geriatric pets and their owners.Amply illustrated with dozens of case reviews consultant of these on a regular basis encountered in perform, canines and tom cat Geriatric Oncology will supply readers with the instruments had to diagnose and deal with getting older pets with melanoma, and to aid consumers make the simplest judgements for themselves and for the animals with whom they percentage their lives.Canine and pussycat Geriatric Oncology is a distinct source. it's a important oncology reference for experts, veterinarians as a rule perform, veterinary technicians, and health facility employees. the numerous "what ifs" that the practitioner unavoidably faces in interactions with consumers and their getting older pets with melanoma are provided and discussed.Special Features:* makes a speciality of the specific wishes of geriatric pets and their caregivers;* bargains path within the prognosis and remedy of getting older pets with cancer;* Addresses some of the "what ifs" that come up in interactions with consumers and getting older pets with cancer;* Amply illustrated with complete colour throughout;* A important reference for training veterinarians, technicians, clinic employees, and pros occupied with supportive counseling for puppy caregivers.
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CH-02_BW_Villalobos_277036 9/8/06 1:37 PM Page 31 Caring for Geriatric Cancer Patients 31 The textbook case is the exception. Textbooks are great. Where would we be without them? Oncology topics are covered with great detail in reference textbooks and in the veterinary literature. Each geriatric oncology case has a unique element if one looks for it. Many cases are atypical. With the volume of material that a contemporary veterinarian has to have in his or her head, it is a lifelong challenge just to keep all of the facts in place and up to date.
Age is a condition, not a disease. Many veterinarians are complacent after diagnosing cancer in an old dog or cat past a certain chronological age. Instead of working with the pet caregiver and offering multiple options, some veterinarians are thinking about their euthanasia speech. This cold shoulder attitude is unfair to clients and their geriatric pets. Veterinarians and their professional staff must overcome the doldrums and get rid of the defeatist attitude and not abdicate medical care and individualized oncology management for geriatric cancer patients.