Dog Skin Pigmentation Changes: Why Has My Dog’s Skin Changed Color?

Dog Skin Pigmentation Changes: Why Has My Dog’s Skin Changed Color?

Dog skin color is determined by cells that produce pigment, melanin. As a result, different breeds come with different skin colors. So what does it mean when your dog’s skin color changes? Like with any change, it’s essential to pay attention. Systemic Yellow skin If your dog’s skin turns yellow–called jaundice–this is serious. Although you’re more likely to notice jaundice…

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Excessive Drooling in a Great Dane: Henry Gets Bloat

Excessive Drooling in a Great Dane: Henry Gets Bloat

Regardless of how much your dog might typically drool, take note when they start hyper-salivating more than usual. That is especially true when your dog is showing other signs of distress, such as: If your dog is showing these signs, rush them to a veterinarian immediately. Henry’s story Henry was a five-year-old Great Dane. He was indeed a gentle giant,…

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Types of Canine Splenic Tumors: Are Splenic Tumors Always Malignant?

Types of Canine Splenic Tumors: Are Splenic Tumors Always Malignant?

Masses in the spleen occur primarily in middle-aged to older dogs. Splenic masses often consist of only benign hematomas or fibrous nodules. However, these masses can sometimes be highly malignant forms of cancer, especially vascular cancer known as hemangiosarcoma. The spleen The spleen is a highly vascular organ that sits on the left, in front of the abdomen. It functions…

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