An Informed Owner’s Guide to Cancer in Pets

Cancer in pets can require veterinary oncology care

Taking care of a pet can be a wonderfully fulfilling endeavor. The unconditional love, those snuggles just when you need them, and the ever-present companionship are unbeatable. Chances are that your beloved pet has been there for you through the good and the bad, and even though it can be difficult to think about, we must be there for them through their ups and downs as well.

Like it or not, at some time or another your pet is going to need you. We all age, and with this process comes the inevitable development of problems. As our pet population lives longer and longer, we are diagnosing cancer at an increasing rate. As many as half of all senior pets are diagnosed with cancer of some type.

While we hope you never need to be in a position to lean on us, please know that Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital is here for you when it comes to understanding and battling cancer in pets.

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The Meaning and Value of an AAHA-Accredited Veterinary Hospital

AAHAWhen pet owners shop around for a good vet, they typically seek a positive, affordable experience. However, not all veterinary practices are created equal. There are higher standards of practice in place that make an AAHA-accredited hospital a better choice, but what exactly does that mean to a pet owner?

The Gold Standard

Human hospitals have strict policies and procedures intended to regulate the quality of care. Veterinary hospitals and clinics, however, are not mandated to follow the highest standards of veterinary care as outlined by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA); it is entirely voluntary.

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