Lymphoma in Dogs and Cats

The lymphomas (malignant lymphoma or lymphosarcoma) are a diverse group of cancers that originate from a type of white blood cell called a lymphocyte. Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs and cats. This cancer usually arises in lymph tissues such as lymph nodes, spleen, liver, and bone marrow; however, it can arise in almost any tissue in the body. In the cat, it is most commonly found in the intestinal…

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Five Techniques to Diagnose Cancer Earlier in Dogs and Cats

Five Techniques to Diagnose Cancer Earlier in Dogs and Cats Cancer is among the largest causes of death in our patients and remains a significant concern for pet owners of aging pets. The true incidence of cancer is not well established, however, based on necropsy studies, nearly half of all dogs over the age of ten die of cancer. How can we work to decrease these statistics? In human oncology, several tests are recommended either…

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USP 800: Impact of New Regulations on Veterinary Hospitals

Update on USP 800: New Regulations Aim to Enhance Safety for Veterinary Team Members Handling and Administering Chemotherapeutic Agents What is USP 800? The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a nonprofit organization that sets standards to promote the quality and safety of medicines and foods. USP Chapter 800 (initially published in 2014 and revised in 2016) describes safety standards for handling hazardous drugs in healthcare settings. The goal of these regulations is to enhance veterinary…

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