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Dog Pituitary Tumors

…of the pituitary glands are benign or non-cancerous cysts, they still will have many negative effects on the dog’s body and are seldom curable. The pituitary gland gathers the information and transmits that information to other glands and to the adrenal cortex. This will lead to overstimulation of the glands produced by the reaction to the tumors.Is There a Predisposition in Some Breeds? Cysts that are in and around the pituitary gland are very…

Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

…at all. Following is a list of the most common forms of benign skin growths in dogs:Cysts - Very common, and can develop anywhere on a dog’s body. Sebaceous cysts are small benign growths forming in the hair follicle that are filled with keratin, a cheese-like substance. Sebaceous cysts should be removed or drained to prevent infection.Hematomas or bruises - A collection of blood beneath the skin or within a muscle that is caused by an injury,…

Giardia

…Giardia is known to be found in two forms. A live and active form that is mobile and feeds in the intestines as well as a cyst form that is not mobile and is excreted in your pet’s stool. The cysts can actually live for a very long time outside the body and contain the mobile version of Giardia which are released when the cysts are in a new intestinal environment. As mentioned many dogs and cats carrying Giardia will never show signs of disease…

Cat Pituitary Tumors

…of the pituitary glands are benign or non-cancerous cysts, they still will have many negative effects on the cat’s body and are seldom curable. The pituitary gland gathers the information and transmits that information to other glands and to the adrenal cortex. This will lead to over stimulation of the glands produced by the reaction to the tumors.Is There a Predisposition in Some Breeds? Cysts that are in and around the pituitary gland are very…

Cat Apocrine Gland Tumors

…constant biting, licking and other contact by the cat. Apocrine adenomas will appear as lumps. Some of these lesions can be cystic. They are common in cats between 8 and 12 years of age and up. Rarely however, do the anal cysts appear in cats. In cats, surgical removal is recommended to avoid metastasis to the lymph nodes or the digestive system.Diagnosis As with any cancer the diagnosis is made via a fine needle aspiration. Histopathology is…

Cat Dysphagia

…can be caused by trauma or disease. • Foreign objects lodged in the wind pipe(pharynx) or in the mouth • Any inflammation of the gums, mouth, tongue or pharynx. • The presence of airway disease that may affect the throat. • Cysts in the mouth. • The cats inability to move food to the front of the mouth from the back. • Any paralysis caused by underlying toxins such as botulism or rabies. Observe Your Cat and Note These Changes: • Gagging • Some ,…

Dog Lumps

…growing type of . By grooming regularly and loving frequently, you can detect many of these lumps in their early stages. Brushing, petting and hugs are indeed your dog’s best defense.Calling the Veterinarian Lipomas and cysts are easily recognized by any veterinarian. In the case of a potentially malignant tumor, a fine needle may be inserted into the lump and sent for analysis to a lab. A biopsy will usually require some anesthesia or sedation.…

Cat Soft Tissue Sarcomas

…the 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…

Dog Soft Tissue Sarcomas

…in large 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…

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