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Dog Tumors

Tumors and are not synonymous. There are a variety of tumors that dogs get that are more a bother than a danger. Fatty tumors pop up on older animals. They feel like a squishy lump and very movable. They should not concern dog parents unless they become so large that they become debilitating for the dog.Superficial Tumors The numbers of benign tumors far exceed the number of malignant tumors. Dogs get bumps and everywhere over time. While panic…

Dog Lumps

…of fatty cells and grow quite large. Sweat glands can get blocked. These sebaceous glands secret the oil that will lubricate your dog’s skin. The tumors will be raised and are often found on the body, eyelids or legs of the dog. A malignant tumor can often be identified by a cut or wound that wont heal. Any rapid enlargement of a mass on your dog requires immediate attention. The most common malignant tumor in dogs is the mast cell tumor. This…

Dog Giant Cell Tumors

…found in the connective tissue of the dog’s body and are important in the healing of wounds.Signs and Symptoms Although giant cell histiocytomas are primarily found in cats, they can also be found in dogs as well. Initially there may be a firm tumor in the fatty layer of the skin. If your dog shows a followed by a rapid , you should bring it to the attention of your vet as soon as possible. Your dog will appear to be experiencing as…

Cat Giant Cell Tumors

…found in dogs as well. Initially there may be a firm tumor in the fatty layer of the skin. If your cat shows a followed by a rapid , you should bring it to the attention of your vet as soon as possible. Your cat will appear to be experiencing as well.Diagnosis Your veterinarian will start with ruling out other issues prior to establish a course of treatment. However, there are other conditions that can cause histiocytomas. • is a tumor located…

Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

…treated.Histiocytomas - Develops on the feet, face, and ears of young dogs. They are dome-shaped, appear irritated, and are painful to the touch. Some histiocytomas will resolve on their own, while others may need to be removed.Lipomas - Benign fatty tumors that grow beneath the skin or within a muscle, and are most commonly seen in overweight female dogs. These tumors are enclosed within a thick, fibrous covering, and are usually small, round,…

Dog Liposarcoma

…other areas including a dog’s bones or the abdominal cavity. Cytological examination can distinguish them from lipomas. Liposarcomas are locally invasive. They can spread to bone, spleen, lungs and liver.Signs and Symptoms Most liposarcomas surface as lumps in the skin on the sides of a dog or along their neck and groin. Older dogs can develop these tumors in joints which can be very painful. If they are in the soft fatty tissue they are a bit…

Dog Epilepsy

…However, not all dogs will need such medications, and even for those who do there are a number of other forms of treatment that can greatly benefit a dog suffering from canine epilepsy. Two important steps in the treatment of canine epilepsy are strengthening the dogs brain and liver. By strengthening the brain, nerve cells and neurotransmitters will become healthier, leading to fewer seizures. Supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids are…

Dog Soft Tissue Sarcomas

…can be benign or malignant. Each area of the dog’s body that is affected has a different type of tumor. Those in fatty tissue are , in the fibrous tissue they are fibrosarcoma and so on throughout the body. Soft tissue tumors are more prevalent 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…

Dog Cognitive Dysfunction

…up to two months for a dog to show improvement under this form of treatment, such drugs have been known to temporarily reverse some of the changes caused by this syndrome and to increase comfort and happiness. In addition to drug therapy, there are several other forms of treatment that are known to be quite successful. Antioxidant treatment and supplements of omega-3 fatty acids have both proven effective for some dogs with cognitive dysfunction.…

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