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Dog Lumps

…life threatening occurrence. Some are merely pimple like growths that will pop just as a human pimple would and will clear up without further steps. An abscess may be painful and your dog can experience . These are caused by an infection or by a foreign object in the dog’s skin. The abscess will contain blood and pus and is likely to rupture. If it does not do so on its own, veterinary care may be in order. Does that floppy eared dog shake their…

Cat Anal Sacs

…symptoms include excessive rubbing and licking of the anal area as well as noticeable straining during defecation, not unlike . Third, infection of the anal sacs is caused by bacterial infection and characterized by abscesses filled with pus in the area. As such, the symptoms are similar to inflammation of the anal sacs with the addition of red swelling and dripping pus from the anus. Fourth, cat anal sacs are also susceptible to tumors called…

Dog Anal Sacs

…and compact stool that helps express the glands. When these sacs give discomfort to the dog, a veterinarian should check these symptoms. The anal glands may require manual expressing. An impacted sac may allow a painful abscess to form and rupture. One of two methods can help the dog empty its anal sacs: external or internal. For the external method, a warm, moist washcloth is held to the anus. Squeeze both sides of the anal area. Never push so…

Cat Sneezing

…pollen) might be causing the sneezing.Dental problems Thats right - dental problems can cause sneezing! And yet this is the place where cat owners would least expect to be the source of the problem leading, to the problem going undetected for a long time. A dental problem, such as an advanced tooth abscess or other infections that affect the upper dental area, can penetrate the cats nasal region leading to frequent sneezing.Suggested Products

Cat Soft Tissue Sarcomas

…body.Diagnosis Diagnosis presents some problems due to the similarity to other tumors. A good history will help determine the type of tumor present. Fine needle aspirations are done to determine if the lump is a cyst, abscess or mast cell tumor. It is not the definitive method of diagnosis. It is recommended that a biopsy be performed before treatment is initiated. X-rays, blood tests and other studies are also recommended for final diagnosis.…

Dog Soft Tissue Sarcomas

…dogs.Diagnosis Diagnosis presents some problems due to the similarity to other tumors. A good history will help determine the type of tumor present. Fine needle aspirations are done to determine if the lump is a cyst, abscess or . It is not the definitive method of diagnosis for this type of . It is recommended that a biopsy be performed before treatment is initiated. X-rays, blood tests and other studies are also recommended for final diagnosis.…

Dog Bad Breath

…inflammation of the gums, and periodontitis, which involves inflammation of the tissue surrounding the tooth. An abscessed tooth, an oral ulceration, or an oral tumor can also cause foul breath. Having a foreign body stuck in the mouth can also lead to halitosis. Whether a dog is suffering from plaque buildup or an abscessed tooth, all of these mouth problems lead to the accumulation of bacteria in the animals mouth, and this is the source…

Dog Sneezing

…may indicate something more serious is occurring such as nasal mites. Pinching the nose closed to force the dog to breath out of the mouth and massaging the throat can usually help treat the condition.Other Causes Tooth abscesses can trigger infections in dogs. Upper canine teeth have roots close to the nasal passage; an infection of those teeth can cause sneezing and draining. In older dogs, tumors may be the cause of sneezing and nose bleeding.…

Cat Bad Breath

…of plaque and the subsequent infections are what cause the actual odor associated with periodontal disease-based halitosis. A number of other mouth problems can also cause bad breath in cats, including gingivitis, an abscessed tooth, an oral ulceration, and the presence of a foreign body lodged in the mouth. Again, as with periodontal disease, the foul order characteristic of halitosis results from the presence of bacteria and infections. In…

Dog Odors

…mildly unpleasant to the incredibly offensive. Dental disease as well as mouth ulcers can also cause foul odors in the form of , and there are even some medicated shampoos and oral medications, like antibiotics, that can case unusual or noticeable odors on your dog. An abscessed or infected anal sac or a condition called anal sac disease will also cause foul smelling odors and should be examined and treated by a veterinarian.Suggested Products

Dog Aspergillosis

…naturally present in the environment, such as in straw, grass or grain. Common species are Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus tereus. The Aspergillus fungi develop in tissue and lead to cell death and formation of abscesses. Younger dogs under 7 years may suffer from two types of Aspergillus infection: Nasal Aspergillosis or Disseminated Aspergillosis. Breeds with medium and long noses, including s, s and s, seem more prone to this infection…

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