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Primer on Bladder Cancer in Dogs

Written and reviewed by John A. Bukowski, DVM, MPH, Ph.D. and Susan E. Aiello, DVM, ELS Cancers of the bladder and related structures (e.g., the urethra) are relatively uncommon in dogs and very uncommon in cats. The most common type of cancer is known as transitional cell carcinoma, which is a locally invasive tumor usually found at the neck of…

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Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: What Is that Bump?

 “Can anybody tell me what that bump/lump/swelling is on my dog?” This is one of the most frequent questions owners ask… some include a photo and some figure a description should be enough. For sure, they get kudos for finding the bump. That is the most important step – discovering the bump/lump. That is also one of the reasons why…

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Pancreatitis: Cookie’s Blood Work

Cookie is recovering from pancreatitis. She isn’t obese and she didn’t get any fatty table scraps. The hypothesis is that she got it from eating horse feed, based on what was found in her runny stool. How is pancreatitis diagnosed? Cookie was lethargic, then she threw up twice without feeling better afterward and she had diarrhea. That’s a combination of…

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