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Head-Shaking and Swollen Lymph Nodes: Murphy’s Indolent T Cell Lymphoma

Head-Shaking and Swollen Lymph Nodes: Murphy’s Indolent T Cell Lymphoma

Sometimes, when you hear hooves, zebras show up. The most common cause of excessive head-shaking is discomfort in the ears. The causes might include: allergies foreign bodies inflammation infections parasites polyps Infections, on the other hand, are typically secondary to another problem, such as allergies. Further reading: Excessive Head Shaking in Dogs Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system;…

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Canine Xylitol Poisoning: Aslan’s Deadly Snack

Canine Xylitol Poisoning: Aslan’s Deadly Snack

The sugar substitute, Xylitol, while harmless to humans, is a deadly poison to dogs. Ingestion of even a tiny amount of xylitol can be fatal to your furry companion. It leads to dangerously low blood sugar, which can result in seizures, coma, and even death. There is enough xylitol in just three pieces of sugar-free gum to kill a small…

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Canine Papilloma Virus: Ralf’s Itchy Legs and Skin Lesions

Canine Papilloma Virus: Ralf’s Itchy Legs and Skin Lesions

Papillomas are benign, wart-like grows caused by a virus. They are prevalent in puppies or dogs with declined immune function. Often, papillomas have a unique cauliflower appearance. However, never assume what a growth is strictly by its look—papillomas can be smooth bumps too. In puppies, papillomas typically develop in and around the mouth or eyes. While oral papilloma is the…

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