Tag Archives: cancer

The Top 3 Myths about Cancer in Dogs and Cats

A dog receiving an injection

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Many pet parents are surprised when their furry friend is diagnosed with cancer because they don’t realize these devastating diseases affect dogs and cats (and most other animals as well). According to the Canine Health Foundation, 25% of the 77 million dogs living in the United States will develop

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Having a Heart to Heart Talk with Yourself About Your Pet’s Cancer Diagnosis

Cure Pet Cancer

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. One in every four dogs and one in every five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime and @amcny is doing its part to raise pet cancer awareness by tweeting to #CurePetCancer to raise awareness. Since cancer diagnoses are common in pets, many of my readers will face

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Strange Cancers from the Animal World

Melinda being examined by AMC's Oncology team

Being a veterinary oncologist by training, an article about cancer always catches my attention. I wanted to share some strange cancer news from the animal world for this week’s blog post. Contagious Cancer in Dogs I have a very special patient right now, Melinda, a recipient of a grant from AMC to the Rescue, the Animal

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Should You Be Concerned About Fatty Tumors on Your Dog?

A chocolate lab with several fatty tumors

The Animal Medical Center’s Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education provides our clients and the broader community with important, relevant, and timely animal health information. A dog owner reached out to the Institute for information on lipoma, a fatty tumor found most commonly in dogs. I will recap my answer to their question here. What

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Are Purebred Dogs Sicker than Mutts?

A dog on a leash at the westminster dog show

This week was the week New York City went to the dogs; the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was in Madison Square Garden on Monday and Tuesday and there were activities all over the city related to man’s best friend. The Animal Medical Center veterinarians were at the Show triaging dogs unlucky enough to

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