FDA approves the first cancer drug for dogs

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The Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved the first drug to treat cancer in dogs. The FDA gave Palladia (toceranib phosphate) the green light for a type of canine skin tumor called mast cell tumor. Read more on the FDA's website.When this alert came across my desk today, I immediately thought of Major, the "baby girl" my husband and I adopted from the Town Lake Animal Shelter in Austin, Texas, seven years ago. Even though CURE is a magazine for cancer patients and their caregivers, I'm reminded that some are a cancer caregiver to a beloved pet.If anyone would like to share their experience about caring for a pet diagnosed with cancer, I'd love to hear your story.