- Animal Cancer Care and Animal Behavior
- Frequently Asked Questions about Cancer in Companion Animals
- Pets and Cancer – There is Hope
- What to Do When You Learn Your Pet Has Cancer
Visit the Make Decisions section for more relevant articles.
Free eBooks (Download PDF)
- The Pet With Cancer by Dana Durrance, M.A.
- Saying Good Bye to Your Beloved Pet by Dana Durrance, M.A.
Additional Online Resources
Information from Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Care Center about treatment options for cancer in pets.
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.
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 Pet Loss 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
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Pet Loss Helpline
Cornell University Pet Loss Support Line
(staffed by Cornell veterinary students, Wednesdays 6-9pm EST; Sundays 12-3pm EST)
Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline
6-9 EST Mon-Fri; 24 hour voicemail (staffed by trained student volunteers)
Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital
970-297-1242 (leave a voicemail and someone will return your call)
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, self-harm, or harming others, call 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org
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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 6/8/2021