Real-life Stories

Oral Melanoma in a Dog: Laney’s Battle With Oral Melanoma

Oral Melanoma in a Dog: Laney’s Battle With Oral Melanoma

Melanoma is the most common oral tumor in dogs. Male dogs, particularly certain breeds, are most susceptible to this type of cancer. Common symptoms include: bad breath pain facial swelling excessive drooling anorexia Further information: Canine Oral Melanoma Thank you, Lisa Freeman, for sharing Laney’s story. Laney’s story Laney came to me through a friend who bred Pekingese. I had…

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Canine Viral Infections—Parvo: Cosmo’s Battle with Parvovirus

Canine Viral Infections—Parvo: Cosmo’s Battle with Parvovirus

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate is one of the big questions. However, even the experts who believe that we are over-vaccinating our dogs agree that there are at least three infections for which vaccination is a must. These are rabies, parvovirus, and canine distemper. Canine parvovirus Canine parvovirus is an acute, highly contagious disease that is often deadly, particularly…

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