Online Lymphoma Guide
Rescue Berry's Memory Living On to Help Others

We wish we could have met this special boy here, only able to learn about his him through the beautiful webpages created by his adoring mom. Berry was born in April 1996 and then rescued by the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue in October 1999. Sadly, it was after only being with his new forever family for three months that Berry was diagnosed with lymphosarcoma (lymphoma). Through the expertise of Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania and unbelievable support of his family, Berry was able to remain with his family almost four more years.

Berry: Up Close and Personal
Berry's Diagnosis & Treatment
Canine Lymphoma

Berry's Top Ten Treatment Tips are for those dealng with Canine Lymphosarcoma that have been given the much-coveted BerryDog Seal of Approval. Just CLICK ON each of the tips below to learn more.

  1. Investigate symptoms of lymphoma.
  2. Learn about lymphoma and its treatment.
  3. Talk to other owners whose dogs have lymphoma.
  4. Get the best evaluation and care you can.
  5. Be an advocate in your dog’s treatment.
  6. Recognize that your dog’s disease, and response to treatment, are unique.
  7. Expect an emotional roller coaster.
  8. Be prepared for things to get worse before they get better.
  9. Accept that your dog’s appearance may change during chemotherapy.
  10. Rejoice that Dog Life goes on during treatment.

EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY: Berry The Dog’s Guide to Living with Lymphosarcoma
The author of this wonderful book says that this book was written to transform a painful experience. Like your dog, Berry was able to take goodness and light with him wherever he went. Through this special handbook, Berry's death is transformed into knowledge. And, this knowledge is helping others, his memory living on each time its words are read.

Dedication and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Hearing a Lymphoma Diagnosis
Chapter 2 Searching for the Road to Remission: Surviving the first
                        month of treatment

Chapter 3 Dealing with and Interpreting the News: Translating the
                        language of lymphoma

Chapter 4 Choosing a Treatment Setting: Veterinarians, oncologists,
                        and teaching hospitals

Chapter 5 Working on the Treatment Team: Your role as a caregiver
Chapter 6 Understanding the Treatment Process I: Examinations & tests
Chapter 7 Understanding the Treatment Process II: Drugs and drug

Chapter 8 Mapping the Emotional Landscape: Knowing yourself and
                        your dog


Discussion and Support Groups
Cancer cannot shatter hope, corrode faith or silence courage, Nor can it invade the soul or conquer the spirit.

Yahoo Discussion Group: Canine Cancer Comfort This group provides support, comparison of treatment methods, (conventional or otherwise) and the experiences of those owners whose dogs have been diagnosed with any type of cancer.

Yahoo Discussion Group: Endless Love This group provides bereavement type support for people who have pets with cancer.

Yahoo Discussion Group on Canine Bone Cancer This group's discussions will focus on the treatment of bone cancer in dogs. This includes traditional therapies such as surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and alternative therapies, such as nutritional therapy.

Yahoo Discussion Group on Bone Cancer Dogs
This group is dedicated to dogs with osteosarcoma and other bone cancers and to the guardians who never give up the fight. You can share experiences, research information and treatment options freely.

Yahoo Discussion Group on Canine Brain Tumors This group is for those seeking information about brain tumors in dogs. It will be a group for information as well as support.

Delphi Forum Pet Cancer Support Group 

Yahoo Discussion Group: Canine Cancer The number of canines that are diagnosed with cancer is on the rise. This list is limited to people who currently have a dog that has been diagnosed with cancer, or are waiting for a definitive diagnosis. Discussions will focus on the treatment of cancer in dogs, rather than cause and prevention. This includes traditional and alternative treatments and therapy.

Yahoo Discussion Group on Companion Animal Care - Naturally This group provides tips on holistic home health care for companion animals using diet and nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, and so much more.

Yahoo Discussion Group on Pets for Homeopathy This group is a place for sharing information and stories of healing with homeopathy and all alternative healing modalities with our pets. Please know that all methods of practice are honored.

Yahoo Discussion Group on Animal News This group provides the "Animal News Gazette," a free monthly newsletter by e-mail dedicated to animals everywhere and the people who love and care for them. Learn how holistic treatments like acupuncture and chiropractic are helping animals. Increase your awareness of steps you can take towards emergency preparedness for you and your animals.

Yahoo Discussion Group on K9 Kitchen This group from Monica Segal discusses raw and cooked canine diets with a focus on individual needs. Other topics include appropriate nutritional supplements based on dietary requirements, treat recipes, reading material and holistic, traditional and complimentary approaches. Whether your dogs are already on a raw diet, home-cooked diet or you're searching in order to learn more, we welcome and encourage you to share your experiences, ask questions and help others.

Yahoo Discussion Group on Dog Nutrition
This is an all purpose group, concerning the feeding, health and nutritional needs of dogs. It will include both general as well as breed specific needs, Do's & Don'ts, Personal experiences, cooking foods & snacks for your dog and information direct from dog food manufacturers on their products.

Yahoo Discussion Group on Totally Home CookingThis is a group on dog nutrition and health. Here you can find out how to start, share recipes, get new recipes, and find new food suppliers and websites.


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