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Canine Histiocytic Sarcoma: Elly’s Story

Canine Histiocytic Sarcoma: Elly’s Story

In dogs, in spite of its menacing appearance, histiocytoma is a benign skin tumor that results from abnormal growth of histiocytes, white blood cells responsible for attacking bacteria and other foreign matter in the body. These cells can be found mostly on the skin surface but also in other tissues that are in contact with the outer environment, such as the…

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Mammary Cancer in Dogs: Mia’s Story

Mammary Cancer in Dogs: Mia’s Story

Mammary gland tumors are the most common type of tumor diagnosed in unaltered female dogs. Mia’s story Mia is an 8.5 years old Irish Wolfhound. When she was about 7.5, her mom found a small, pea-sized nodule on her belly. Senior dogs do get the odd lump or bump. It was small so she wasn’t overly worried. Particularly because the…

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