What You Should Know About Lumps & Bumps on Dogs

What You Should Know About Lumps & Bumps on Dogs “Check lump”, “New mass”, “Skin Swelling”, Check Growth – Owner thinks it’s bigger”, “Mass bleeding”, “Dog licking growth”, and “Groomer found a lump”. Lumps and bumps are common presenting concerns for pet owners and a frequent physical exam finding for veterinarians. Not every mass that presents needs prompt surgical intervention, but every mass warrants our concern and attention as if it does. Best Practices for…

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Lyme Disease: Tips for Treating Positive Dogs

Lyme Disease: Tips for Treating Positive Dogs Most dogs and cats seropositive for Borrelia burdorferi (Bb) seroconvert (i.e. develop antibodies) but show no clinical signs. Cats exposed experimentally show no clinical signs (CS) even after second exposure and overall it is unknown if cats develop CS of Lyme Borreliosis (LB). The two most common forms of LB include Lyme arthritis and Lyme nephritis.  Signs of Lyme arthritis, seen in a small subset of infected dogs,…

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Canine Epilepsy: Current Ideas and Therapies

Epilepsy is the most common neurologic condition within the domesticated dog. Epilepsy in itself is a complex disease and by this very nature can make one patient easy to treat while the next drug-resistant. Epilepsy itself is defined as the enduring predisposition of having epileptic seizures. An epileptic seizure is defined as a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Common clinical signs of epileptic…

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