Articles by Dr. John A. Bukowski, DVM, and Dr. Susan E. Aiello, DVM

Dr. John A. Bukowski, DVM, and Dr. Susan E. Aiello, DVM are veterinarians and contributing writers to the Merck Veterinary Manual. The included articles were originally published with the permission of WebVet. That website doesn't exist since and I am honored to preserve the articles on my blog.
A Primer on Cysts in Dogs: What Are Cyst?

A Primer on Cysts in Dogs: What Are Cyst?

Cysts are hollow sacs containing liquid or solid material. Some tumors have cystic centers, but this discussion covers only cysts that are not cancerous. Common cysts in dogs include: follicular cysts sebaceous cysts congenital cysts and cysts secondary to trauma Follicular cysts are particularly susceptible to secondary infection by bacteria. Follicular cysts These cysts present as single bumps or nodules…

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A Primer on Anesthesia in Dogs: What Do You Need To Know About Anesthesia?

A Primer on Anesthesia in Dogs: What Do You Need To Know About Anesthesia?

When your dog‘s medical procedure requires anesthesia, it’s normal to be nervous. In addition to concerns about the procedure itself, dog owners usually have many questions about anesthesia: What kind of anesthesia will you use? What are the side effects? How do you administer it? Will my dog feel any pain at all? Can you perform the procedure with a…

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