Bone Cancer (Osteosarcoma) in Dogs

Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Osteosarcoma refers to the most common bone tumor found in dogs. Bone cancer can affect any breed of dog, but it is more commonly found in the larger breeds.

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8 Types of Dog Tumors and How to Treat Them

8 Types of Dog Tumors and How to Treat Them

By John Gilpatrick | Featured on PetMD

A cancerous tumor is among the most devastating diagnoses a veterinarian will give to a dog.

That’s because cancer is both extremely common in dogs and a leading cause of death. The National Cancer Institute’s Center for . . . → Read More: 8 Types of Dog Tumors and How to Treat Them

Skin and Toe Cancer (Melanocytic) in Dogs

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Melanocytic tumors are benign or cancerous growths, arising from melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells) and melanoblasts (melanin-producing cells that develop or mature into melanocytes). These tumors do not seem to have a genetic basis; however, males, especially Scottish Terriers, Boston Terriers, Airedale Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Boxers, English Springer Spaniels, Irish Setters, . . . → Read More: Skin and Toe Cancer (Melanocytic) in Dogs

Staging for Canine and Feline Cancer Patients – The Blood Testing Stage

Staging for Canine and Feline Cancer Patients – The Blood Testing Stage

by Dr. Patrick Mahaney | Featured on PetMD

Now that you’ve read The Importance of Staging for Pets With Cancer, Part 1, it’s time to move on to the next group of diagnostics used when staging cancer patient.

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What is 'Staging' and Why Is it Important for the Pet Cancer Patient?

What is ‘Staging’ and Why Is it Important for the Pet Cancer Patient?

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When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, the degree to which the body is affected by disease often isn’t immediately obvious. While an owner may see a mass-like a lesion on a . . . → Read More: What is ‘Staging’ and Why Is it Important for the Pet Cancer Patient?

Long-term Golden Retriever Study Hopes to Learn More About Cancer in Dogs

Long-term Golden Retriever Study Hopes to Learn More About Cancer in Dogs

by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang | Featured on PetMD

This week, I received the happy word that the latest mass I had removed from Brody was benign. Given that he has already dealt with two big baddies—melanoma and mast cell tumor, the latter . . . → Read More: Long-term Golden Retriever Study Hopes to Learn More About Cancer in Dogs

How We Treat Malignant Oral Tumors in Cats and Dogs

How We Treat Malignant Oral Tumors in Cats and Dogs

Article by Dr. Joanne Intile | Featured on PetMD

Dogs and cats are frequently diagnosed with tumors of the oral cavity. This diverse group of cancers includes growths along the gingiva (gum), lips, tongue, tonsils, the bones and cartilage of the upper and lower . . . → Read More: How We Treat Malignant Oral Tumors in Cats and Dogs

A Vet Shares 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Your Dog

A Vet Shares 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Your Dog

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Everyone knows that the quicker you find and diagnose cancer, the better chance you have at fighting if off and prolonging your dog’s life. While annual check-ups at the vet are important for bringing your attention to something you . . . → Read More: A Vet Shares 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Your Dog

Finding and Treating Oral Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Fibrosarcoma in Dogs

Finding and Treating Oral Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Fibrosarcoma in Dogs

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The three malignancies most likely to occur in dogs’ mouths can have devastating local or metastatic effects if not identified and treated quickly. Review how surgery—in conjunction with radiation, chemotherapy, or vaccination—may increase your patients’ survival times.

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Melanoma Tumor in a Dog

Melanoma tumors in dogs, more than most cancers, demand immediate attention. In fact, early recognition of these malignant tumors of melanocytes can lead to more successful attempts at removal and identification of the grade or stage of cancer.

As a group, though, melanomas can be either benign or malignant. The risk of metastasis for . . . → Read More: Melanoma Tumor in a Dog