Dog Stomach Cancer

Dog Stomach Cancer

While stomach cancer in people is rather common, stomach cancer in dogs is rather rare. It accounts for about 0.1 percent (1 in 1000) of all canine cancers. Certain breeds seem to be more predisposed to stomach cancer. For example, Chow Chows...

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Leukemia in Dogs

Leukemia in Dogs

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. It occurs when there is an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream or the bone marrow. There are different blood cells in the bone marrow, such as lymphocytes, platelets...

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Lymphoma in Dogs

Lymphoma in Dogs

The lymphatic system is a series of “tubes” and glands (lymph nodes) in the body. It is responsible for fighting infections and is an important part of the body’s immune system. The cells in the lymphatic system is a type of...

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Nasal Cancer in Dogs

Nasal Cancer in Dogs

Nasal tumors in dogs are not very common – they account for about one percent of all tumors in dogs. However, about 80% of nasal tumors found in dogs are malignant (cancerous). Several tumor types can be found in the dog’s nasal...

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Canine Spleen Cancer

Canine Spleen Cancer

The spleen is located below the stomach and its main function is to store blood for emergencies and destroy old red blood cells. The spleen has a red soft surface and contains a “red pulp” and a “white pulp”. The...

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Canine Prostate Cancer

Canine Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland in males that surrounds the urethra at the neck of the bladder. It is responsible for producing fluids that provide nutrients to the sperm and assist the movement of the sperm. Prostate cancer is not common in dogs...

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Canine Pancreatic Cancer

Canine Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine systems. It is responsible for two major functions. One function is hormonal (endocrine). Specifically, the pancreas produces the hormones insulin and glucagon for the body to use and...

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Canine Oral Cancer

Canine Oral Cancer

Oral cancer in dogs is the fourth most common canine cancer and accounts for about 6% of all tumors. Understandably, oral tumors cause a lot of discomfort to dogs due to their location. The tumors can also obstruct the oral passage making it...

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Canine Melanoma

Canine Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of malignant skin tumor that arises from melanocytes, the cells in the skin that produce dark pigment (browns and blacks). The cancer can occur anywhere in the body where there is dark skin coloration. For example, the inside...

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Canine Mast Cell Tumors

Canine Mast Cell Tumors

Healthy normal mast cells form part of the body’s immune system. They can be found in most tissues, but in particular in the skin, and the linings of digestive tract, the lungs, the mouth and the nose. Mast cells perform functions in the...

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Canine Lung Cancer

Canine Lung Cancer

Lung cancer accounts for about one percent of all cancers in dogs. Lung cancer in dogs can be primary or metastatic. Primary lung tumors are those that arise from the lungs, mostly from cells lining the bronchi. Most lung tumors are malignant...

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Canine Liver Cancer

Canine Liver Cancer

The liver is the largest organ in the dog’s body, and is a vital organ responsible for a large number of bodily functions and processes. For example, metabolism, storage of glucose (glycogen), decomposition of red blood cells and plasma...

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