Primary Bone Tumors in Dogs and Cats

  Bone tumors are among the most common tumors in dogs but are rare in cats. Most arise spontaneously without a known cause. When they occur, bone tumors are typically aggressive in dogs but may be less so in cats depending on the specific tumor type. Bone tumors may affect the long bones of the limbs or the bones of the spine, pelvis, ribs, and/or skull. The most common bone tumor in dogs and…

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Lymphoma in Dogs and Cats

Dorian is a lymphoma patient who is now in a complete remission.   Lymphoma is the most common cancer to affect both dogs and cats. The origin of the cancer is similar in that it arises from a type of white blood cell called the lymphocytes. Lymphocytes typically function as part of the immune system and circulate throughout the body. Lymphoma may affect one organ in the body (skin) or affect multiple parts of…

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Precision Medicine: Could this Transform the Way we Treat Dogs with Cancer?

  Hearing a diagnosis of cancer in your pet can be devastating. Many pet parents elect to pursue cancer treatments for their pets in hopes of prolonging their survival time with a good quality of life. Like pet parents, veterinary oncologists are also always looking for ways to help dogs live longer with cancer while maintaining their quality of life. Fortunately, advances in veterinary cancer therapy now allow many pets to achieve this balance of living longer and feeling better with their disease.   Traditionally, radiation therapy, chemotherapy,…

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