Tag Archives: chemotherapy

A Good Day @The AMC!

I had an especially good day at The Animal Medical Center one day last week and so did everyone else. Our hard work was rewarded with positive outcomes for many wonderful pets. A cancer check up Becky, a graceful Golden Retriever, had an appointment for a follow up on her thyroid tumor which was surgically

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Get Well Tuxedo Stan: Political Cat Suffers from Renal Lymphoma

A black and white cat

Disclaimer: I am not Stan’s veterinarian and I have not reviewed his medical information nor talked to his doctors. Since lymphoma is the most common tumor of cats, all veterinary oncologists have a good deal of experience in managing this disease. There are many talented cats who blog. Because I am partial to black and

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How Many Ways Can the Thyroid Malfunction?

The thyroid gland sits in the neck of dogs and cats, just below the voice box, and controls metabolic functions. Most of the time, a routine physical examination cannot detect the organ if it is normal. Last week, my patient list ran the gamut of thyroid dysfunction. Here is a sampling: A Tail of Two

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Will that be One Lump or Two? A Guide to Lumps on Your Dog

A lump on a dog

My telephone and email have been ringing and pinging this week with questions about lumps on dogs. The subject line of the first email said “Lump on Rump” which sounded like a line from an oncology book written by Dr. Seuss. When I examined the dog, I found a firm mass below the skin just

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Why Do People Treat Their Pets for Cancer?

People I meet socially are often surprised when I tell them I treat pets with cancer. The first level of surprise occurs because many non-pet lovers don’t know pets get cancer, so of course they are doubly surprised to meet some who treats it. For me, cocktail party conversation frequently centers around the question, “Why

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