Immunity

Dog Health and Vaccines: Problems With Canine Over-Vaccination

Dog Health and Vaccines: Problems With Canine Over-Vaccination

First and foremost, vaccinations are an important component of health care, prevention, and wellness for your dog. I am, by no means, recommending not vaccinating your dog. It is vitally important to vaccinate appropriately. For the core vaccines of distemper, parvo, adenovirus (together called DAP), and rabies, appropriate vaccination is as young puppies not before nine weeks of age and…

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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. In many cases, splenic masses 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 in the left, in front of the abdomen.…

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