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Lipoma

Dog Lipomas

Lipomas are benign tumors that pop up in older dogs. Usually soft and well defined; they are right under the skin. They can appear anywhere on a dog’s body, but more frequently beneath the abdomen and chest. There are no breed specifics for a lipoma. They are most common in older female dogs. There is always the possibility that the tumors can become infiltrative and involve other layers of tissue. They can go so far as between the muscle fibers.…

Cat Lipomas

Lipomas are benign tumors that pop up in older cats. Usually soft and well defined; they are right under the skin. They can appear anywhere on a cat’s body, but more frequently beneath the abdomen and chest. There are no breed specifics for a lipoma. However, they are less common in cats than in dogs. There is always the possibility that the tumors can become infiltrative and involve other layers of tissue. They can go so far as between the…

Cat Liposarcoma

Definition Lipomas can be of three varieties. They can be benign, infiltrative or malignant. Malignant lipomas are liposarcomas. They originate in the fat cells. They generally appear in the limbs of cats, but can occur in other areas as well, including the cat’s bones or their abdominal cavity. Cytological examination can distinguish them from lipomas. Liposarcomas are locally invasive. They can spread to bone, spleen, lungs and liver.Signs and…

Dog Liposarcoma

Definition Lipomas can be of three varieties. They can be benign, infiltrative or malignant. Malignant lipomas are called liposarcomas. They originate in the fat cells. They generally appear in a dog’s limbs but can also occur in 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…

Dog Lumps

…bit more than usual? It is possible that it is caused by or an object in the ear. Violent shaking can cause in the flap of the ear and can be troublesome. A swollen flap can also be the sign of some form of abscess. Lipomas or fatty tumors are common in pets that are overweight. They are usually on their chest or abdomen and are movable most of the time. These are merely clumps of fatty cells and grow quite large. Sweat glands can get blocked.…

Dog Skin Cancer

…occurring skin tumor in canines. It makes up for almost 19% of all tumors on the skin. The next most popular is a Hepatoid adenoma/carcinoma, making up 10% of all cases. Other frequently seen types of skin tumors include Lipoma, Sebaceous hyperplasia/adenoma, Histiocytoma, and Squamous cell carcinoma.Signs and Symptoms Skin tumors are generally first noticed by a dog’s owners. These may be found while grooming or inspecting the dogs body for and…

Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

Cutaneous mast cell tumors (Mastocytomas, Mast Cell Sarcomas) are a form of skin cancer and the most common cancer occurring in dogs. While only 20% of the skin tumors seen in dogs are malignant or have the potential to become malignant, cutaneous mast cell tumors are particularly dangerous due to the unpredictable nature of this cancer. Mast cell cancer is extremely rare in humans, and very little research had been done until recently on canine…

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