Make Decisions about Pet Cancer


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Additional Online Resources

Informational videos from Colorado State University's Flint Animal Care Center about treating Canine Bone Cancer with Limb Amputation. Scroll down to "What if my pet needs to have a limb amputated?"

Veterinary Cancer Society - links to clinical trials and university teaching hospitals offering pet cancer research and treatment, along with articles and other resources.

Tripawds Blog Community - a resource, help center, and community for owners of dogs with amputations, canine osteosarcoma or other cancers.

Oncology Clinical Trials - this sites purpose is to list all open clinical trials available for pet owners.

Bone Cancer Dogs - this site lists clinical trials along with helpful information and explanations about treatments and conditions.


Pet Hospice Resources

The Argus Institute
Colorado State University's pioneer program with veterinary student volunteers.


International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care


Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets
One of the organizers of an annual pet hospice symposium at UC-Davis (California).


Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC  (Distance Credentialed Counselor)

The Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Online Grief Resources

Grief Healing: Useful information on caregiving, grief and transition - for anyone coping with loss. Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC, Distance Credentialed Counselor

Pet Loss Helplines

ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Pet Loss Helpline

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Line
(staffed by Cornell veterinary students)

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine C.A.R.E. (Companion Animal Related Emotions) Pet Loss Helpline
(staffed by University of Illinois veterinary students from 1pm-6pm Central Time, Tuesdays and Thursdays. If calling outside these times, leave a message and it will be returned within 24 hours.) 
217-244-CARE (2273)

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support Hotline

Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline
(staffed by trained student volunteers)

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support
866-266-8635 or local 509-335-5704

Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital


Other Resources

Veterinary Wisdom® Pet Parents Facebook Group



While World by the Tail, Inc. does our best to screen and offer counselors and resources of the highest quality and standards, we do not endorse or accept responsibility for the individuals or organizations listed here. The use of internet or telephone pet loss support resources are not intended to replace consults with local physicians, veterinarians, or qualified mental health professionals.

**These resources are updated frequently. We check to be sure the numbers and links we provide you with are the most current we can. If you find that a link or a number does not work, please let us know so we can correct it! --Last updated 8/5/2019