The Use of Novel Therapeutics to Treat Lymphoma in a Dog

The Use of Novel Therapeutics to Treat Lymphoma in a Dog

Article by Dr. Patrick Mahaney | Photo: Shutterstock

Cardiff’s last update covered his commencement of chemotherapy (see After Cancer Remission, Using Chemotherapy to Prevent Recurrence), so in this episode I’ll delve into one of the novel aspects of his cancer treatment.

When Cardiff . . . → Read More: The Use of Novel Therapeutics to Treat Lymphoma in a Dog

A Rare But Devastating Complication of Orthopedic Surgery in Dogs

A Rare But Devastating Complication of Orthopedic Surgery in Dogs

by Dr. Jennifer Coates | Featured on PetMD

Orthopedic surgery is fairly common in dogs. It’s usually needed to repair broken bones or damaged joints (e.g., cranial cruciate ligament tears or severe hip dysplasia), and oftentimes, metal implants (screws, plates, pins, etc.) remain in . . . → Read More: A Rare But Devastating Complication of Orthopedic Surgery in Dogs

What Makes One Skin Mass Cancerous and Another Non-Cancerous?

What Makes One Skin Mass Cancerous and Another Non-Cancerous?

Article by Dr. Patrick Mahaney | Original Article & Image Featured on PetMD

When an owner thinks of a mass, regardless of the location on the body, cancer should always come to mind. Yet, not all masses that grow inside or on surface of . . . → Read More: What Makes One Skin Mass Cancerous and Another Non-Cancerous?

What We Do When There Are Tumors On the Inside and On the Outside

What We Do When There Are Tumors On the Inside and On the Outside

Article by Dr. Patrick Mahaney | Featured on PetMD

Before Cardiff became sick with his cancer reoccurrence, a plan to address several superficial skin masses that had gradually developed on the surface of Cardiff’s skin was in the works.

Despite . . . → Read More: What We Do When There Are Tumors On the Inside and On the Outside

Lung Cancer in Pets is Serious, But Often Treatable

Lung Cancer in Pets is Serious, But Often Treatable

by Dr. Joanne Intile | Featured on PetMD

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). In men, prostate cancer is more common, while in women breast cancer is more common.

Lung cancer accounts for just . . . → Read More: Lung Cancer in Pets is Serious, But Often Treatable

In the Battle Against Cancer, ‘Targeted Therapies’ Are Evolving from Human to Animal Medicine

In the Battle Against Cancer, ‘Targeted Therapies’ Are Evolving from Human to Animal Medicine

Article by Dr. Joanne Intill | Featured on PetMD

Lymphoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in dogs and cats. It’s also an extremely common cancer in humans. This represents a unique opportunity where people can potentially benefit from treatment . . . → Read More: In the Battle Against Cancer, ‘Targeted Therapies’ Are Evolving from Human to Animal Medicine

What Are the Signs of Cancer Reoccurence in a Dog, and How is it Confirmed?

What Are the Signs of Cancer Reoccurence in a Dog, and How is it Confirmed?

Article by Dr. Patrick Mahaney | Featured on PetMD | Image Credit: PetMD

Although I strongly suspected Cardiff was having a recurrence of cancer (When Cancer That Was Successfully Treated Reoccurs in a Dog), I still had to take . . . → Read More: What Are the Signs of Cancer Reoccurence in a Dog, and How is it Confirmed?

Small Bumps That Appear Harmless May Be a Killer Beneath the Surface

Small Bumps That Appear Harmless May Be a Killer Beneath the Surface

Article by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang | Featured on PetMD

The bump appeared innocuous enough, a little red swelling on this inside of Brody’s ear, no bigger than a tic-tac. He gets little red bumps on occasion, either from scratching at his ears, . . . → Read More: Small Bumps That Appear Harmless May Be a Killer Beneath the Surface

Chronic Ear Infection in Dogs and Cats

Chronic Ear Infection in Dogs and Cats

What Is a Chronic Ear Infection? Ear infections are usually secondary to inflammation of the external ear canals (the tube-shaped part of the ear visible under the ear flap). Inflammation of the canals leads to the reproduction of normal bacteria and yeast that live in the ear . . . → Read More: Chronic Ear Infection in Dogs and Cats

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV)

What is feline leukemia virus? Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus, so named because of the way it behaves within infected cells. All retroviruses, including feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), produce an enzyme, reverse transcriptase, which permits them to insert copies of their own genetic material . . . → Read More: Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)