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 OCD

Canine OCD

Osteochondritis dissecans, commonly known as OCD in dogs, is a problem or disease of the cartilage as it develops. In growing puppies, much of the bones are actually made up of cartilage. As the puppy grows, the rapidly-growing cartilage at the...

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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

Mast Cells and 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...

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Canine Lyme Disease

Canine Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infectious disease that is caused by the spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, and was first recognized in 1975. The spirochete is transmitted by ticks. A dog acquires the bacteria if bitten by an infected tick. Lyme...

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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 Shunt

Canine Liver Shunt

Liver shunt, or portosystemic shunting (PSS), is one of several liver problems that affect dogs. Specifically, in this condition, blood from the intestines flows around the liver, bypassing it. The result? Toxins in the blood such as ammonia...

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Canine Liver Failure

Canine Liver Failure

The liver performs a lot of important and vital functions, and the health of a dog depends a lot on the health of the liver. There are a lot of causes of liver problems and the eventual liver failure in dogs. Some such causes can be avoided if we...

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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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Canine Hot Spots

Canine Hot Spots

If you have a dog, you probably have had the nasty experience of dealing with hot spots on your dog. A hot spot, medically known as “Acute Moist Dermatitis”, is a warm, moist, swollen, and often painful circular lesion that is about...

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Canine Hemangiosarcoma

Canine Hemangiosarcoma

Hemangiosarcoma is a soft tissue tumor (sarcoma) that arises out of blood vessels – the arteries or veins. It commonly arises from the spleen, the liver, and the skin. Occasionally it occurs in other parts, including the heart. The cancer...

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