Staging and Treatment of Oral Tumors in Dogs

Oral tumors account for around 6% of all canine tumors, including both benign and malignant tumors.  The most common oral tumors in dogs include: melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sarcomas, and ameloblastomas. The initial treatment of oral tumors is often similar. However, the definitive treatment options and prognosis is highly variable based on the individual tumor type, as well as its stage. In a large number of cases, tumors are identified incidentally during annual dental exams. …

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The Story of Titan and his Battle with Cancer

Meet Titan Titan is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever whose parents are Drs. Jeanne Lane and Michael Lane of MedVet Cincinnati. Change in Behavior Titan’s family noticed his energy and appetite were lacking. He wasn’t hungry in the morning like he usually was and he no longer had the energy to fetch his tennis ball. Titan was brought to MedVet for diagnostic testing. With two veterinary specialists as parents, one of them a…

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IDEXX Diagnostic Challenge: Interdigital Cutaneous Mass from a Dog

An 11-year-old male neutered Cocker Spaniel presented for evaluation of bleeding cutaneous nodule between digits 2 and 3 on the right forelimb. The lesion was 1 cm, erosive and bleeding, and slightly stalk like. What is Your Interpretation of the Cytology? Fine needle aspirate cytology slides were collected from the digit mass and submitted to IDEXX for review by a clinical pathologist. What is your interpretation of the following cytology images? Figure 1.

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