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Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology


Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology

Honoring the Human-Animal Bond
2. Aufl.

von: Alice Villalobos, Laurie Kaplan

119,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.09.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9781119290407
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 520

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Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, Second Edition provides a complete clinical approach to the most common neoplasias in geriatric dogs and cats.   Provides the tools needed to diagnose and treat aging pets with cancer and to help clients make the best decisions for themselves and their animals Addresses the "what-ifs" that often arise during interactions with clients of aging pets with cancer and helps to determine when a pet should enter the hospice phase Features many vignettes and real-life case studies to demonstrate the issues faced by clinicians and owners dealing with older dogs and cats with cancer and end-of-life issues Fully updated and expanded with new and revised information, including new knowledge on palliative and hospice care and self-care techniques for carers
Foreword ix Preface xi Acknowledgements xiii Introduction xv Part One Chapter 1 Molecular Biology of Cancer and Aging 3 Chapter 2 Caring for Geriatric Cancer Patients: The Concept of Pawspice and What Is Needed Aside from Medical Care 23 Part Two Chapter 3 The Warning Signs of Cancer in Geriatric Pets 43 Chapter 4 Basic Types of Cancer and Their Biological Behavior 89 Chapter 5 Generating the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Cancer in Geriatric Pets 103 Part Three Chapter 6 Treating Cancer in Geriatric Pets 137 Principles and Philosophic Perspective  137 The Role of Surgery in Cancer Management 144 Chemotherapy in the Management of Geriatric Cancer 152 Adverse Effects of Cancer Therapy in Geriatric Pets 165 The Role of Radiation Therapy in Cancer Management 184 Immunotherapy, Cancer Vaccines, and Gene Therapy 190 Chemoprevention and Immunonutrition 195 Integrative and Alternative Medicine 204 Electroporation and Electrochemotherapy  Chapter 7 Pain Control for the Geriatric Cancer Patient 213 Chapter 8 Decision Making with Advanced and Recurrent Cancer in the Geriatric Patient 241 Chapter 9 When and How to Decide That a Geriatric Cancer Patient Is Terminal 277 Chapter 10 Palliative Care: End of Life “Pawspice” Care 293 Chapter 11 Euthanasia for the Geriatric Cancer Patient 319 Chapter 12 The Veterinary Professional/Client Relationship: Supporting Your Clients Supporting Yourselves Chapter 13 Professional Support: The Wellbeing of the Veterinarian and the Team Appendix 1 Specific Tumor Protocols 335 Appendix 2 Handouts for Clients 351 Appendix 3 Cartoon Maps 361 Index
"Excellent job of teaching the art of dealing with terminal illness"made me rethink how I approach cancer patients and owners"helped me, my patients and clients." VIN Reviews "A wealth of case histories. These are instructive and touching, demonstrating the value of an individualized approach to each patient and owner." Compendium
The authors Alice Villalobos, DVM, is a past President of the American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians, President Emeritus of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, Fellow Emeritus of the National Academies of Practices, and a Founding Member of the Veterinary Cancer Society. She is Director of Animal Oncology Consultation Service in Hermosa Beach and Woodland Hills, California, USA. She is also Director of Pawspice, an end-of-life care consultation clinic. Laurie Kaplan, MSC, is a medical animal writer in Ossining, New York, USA, founder and administrator of the Magic Bullet Fund, and author of Help Your Dog Fight Cancer: Empowerment for Dog Owners.
"Excellent job of teaching the art of dealing with terminal illness...made me rethink how I approach cancer patients and owners...helped me, my patients and clients." —VIN Reviews "A wealth of case histories. These are instructive and touching, demonstrating the value of an individualized approach to each patient and owner." —Compendium This new edition, written by a recognized pioneer in canine and feline oncology and end-of-life care, provides a complete clinical approach to the most common neoplasias in geriatric dogs and cats. Emphasizing the human-animal bond, the book features numerous vignettes and case studies to bring the clinical realities to life. Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, Second Edition helps practitioners and their staffs to understand and fully address the special needs of geriatric pets in cancer care and their owners. Provides the tools needed to diagnose and treat aging pets with cancer and to help clients make the best decisions for themselves and their animals Addresses the "what-ifs" that often arise during interactions with clients of aging pets with cancer and helps to determine when a pet should enter the hospice phase Features many vignettes and real-life case studies to demonstrate the issues faced by clinicians and owners dealing with older dogs and cats with cancer and end-of-life issues Fully updated and expanded with new and revised information, including new knowledge on palliative and hospice care and self-care techniques for carers Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology is an indispensable reference for practicing veterinarians, technicians, hospital staff, and professionals involved in supportive counseling for pet carers.
"Excellent job of teaching the art of dealing with terminal illness"made me rethink how I approach cancer patients and owners"helped me, my patients and clients." VIN Reviews "A wealth of case histories. These are Instructive and touching, demonstrating the value of an individualized approach to each patient and owner." Compendium

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