Knowing what to do after your dog has been diagnosed with cancer can give you the confidence and peace of mind necessary to embark on a path of healing or hospice.
The 90-minute webinar Canine Cancer Insights: A Holistic and Balanced Approach presented by Lola Ball, author of “When Your Dog Has Cancer: Making the Right Decisions for You and Your Dog” (read my book review), gives you practical information that will allow you to “get beyond the panic” and focus on your pup’s wellness.
Because the information is given by a pet parent who has been right where you are (three times), it’s an excellent primer for what you need to know now to create a targeted action plan.
You’ll learn about:
- Diagnostic tests in easy-to-understand language
- Treatment options, including why chemotherapy is categorized as “non-curative”
- The meaning of hospice (Ball is a founding member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care)
- Determining metrics to measure your pet’s happiness and comfort
- Tips on nutrition, massage, pain management and creating a loving environment
- The natural death process, what to look for and why every dog’s experience is different
As Ball puts it: knowledge makes the process “less stressful” and makes you “less helpless.”
Available anytime online ($25).
The course is eligible for CEUs from CCPDT, IAABC and NADOI.