Bone Cancer in a Dog: Wallace’s Osteosarcoma

Bone Cancer in a Dog: Wallace’s Osteosarcoma

If your large breed dog suffers from lameness that doesn’t respond to treatment, insist on x-rays. Please remember that many dogs don’t get diagnosed until the bone had eroded to the point when it broke. It is always better to be safe than sorry. What is osteosarcoma? Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer in dogs—about 85% of all cancers…

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What Is Syringomyelia in Dogs: Teddy’s Story

What Is Syringomyelia in Dogs: Teddy’s Story

Syringomyelia is a terrible condition that affects mainly Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  However, dogs of other breeds can also be affected, particularly miniaturized breeds and breeds with pushed-in noses. The only answer to preventing this horrible suffering is responsible breeding. Breeders should follow the SM Breeding Protocol. The aim of the breeding protocol is to reduce the incidence of symptomatic…

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