Philanthropic Support Helps Treat Dog with Cancer

UC Davis veterinarians treat Cocoa for cancer

Cocoa, a 5-year-old male Shih Tzu, was diagnosed with high grade lymphoma in January 2017. He received a multi-drug chemotherapy treatment protocol until earlier this month. Cocoa's lymph nodes continue to stay small and soft, consistent with clinical remission of his lymphoma. Cocoa is now receiving treatment with oral medication at home for the remainder of his life, which will treat his lymphoma and hopefully continue to keep him in remission.

Cocoa’s care was made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Blue Buffalo Foundation’s support of the Petco Foundation pet cancer treatment program at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. The grant helps support treatments for domestic companion animals suffering from cancer. The project is designed to support pet parents of modest means or pet parents whose pets provide a service to others.