Often times it is easy to forget the ordeals many of our furry patients have had to overcome on their short or long roads back to health. Visitors and volunteers that come to the shelter often times only see the recovered and healthy dogs walking and lying about the grounds. If only they could talk, [...]More»
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We see so may dogs suffering with this condition and feel we need to discuss it more and let people know how important it is to treat. For nearly 3 years now, Care for Dogs has routinely treated approximately 10 dogs on a weekly basis for Transmissible Venereal Tumor (TvT). Dogs don’t catch this at [...]More»
Care for Dogs has been treating TvT cases for over 3 years. On average we have 10 cases living in our TvT enclosure for their course of treatment, weekly injections with Vincristine administered by a trained veterinarian.
The cost of this treatment is very expensive and although we manage to reduce costs by purchasing bulk supplies of this powerful medicine, the overall cost of treating so many dogs with this condition greatly impacts on our budget but the value is justified, these dogs would otherwise continue to spread their contaminated blood and eventually die through loss of blood, infection and being consumed by an extremely invasive tissue destroying tumor.More»
Today at the Care for Dogs shelter near Hang Dong, 13 dogs were seen by Dr Tarn and her team treating their Transmissible Venereal Tumor conditions. 11 of the dogs are living-in and one is a visitor from a nearby village, who trots along next to his companion who rides her Honda Wave to the [...]More»
The purpose of this article is to raise readers awareness of some of the work that Care for Dogs is involved in, apart from Sterilisation, Adoption and caring for sick or wounded dogs at the shelter in Hang Dong, Chiang Mai Thailand.
Dogs that suffer with this awful condition pass it on to one another very easily. Either via intercourse or contact with the blood, a dog can easily contract it and pass it on to all those that are in their vicinity.
Some examples of the cases we have dealt with. These images are shown here for educational purposes. **WARNING** If you are easily offended by the sight of raw flesh, please click here … You can read about some of the TvT cases we deal here …More»