Tag Archives: lymphoma

New Treatments for Pets on the Horizon

A cat being examined by a veterinarian

Most people know the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with approving prescription drugs for people and all types of animals. What would surprise many pet owners is the limited number of approved drugs available for pets. Many of the drugs used by veterinary specialists are human drugs that have been repurposed

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First Dog Diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 Dies from Lymphoma: A Veterinarian’s Perspective

A microscopic view of a SARS-CoV-2 virus

A recent article in National Geographic profiles Buddy, the first dog in the United States to be diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2, who passed away from lymphoma on July 11. As a veterinary oncologist, I know firsthand the anguish that comes with the loss of a beloved pet to cancer. Pets are essential to our well-being, and

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Splenectomy in Dogs: What You Need to Know

A dog with its tongue out

A Facebook post on the Animal Medical Center’s wall congratulating Dutch for being the first dog to complete a clinical trial protocol for hemangiosarcoma at AMC generated this question: “Since Dutch had his spleen removed, does he need special vaccinations going forward?” Below is my rather long answer. The Spleen The spleen is a soft,

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Feline Lymphoma: What Your Need to Know

feline lymphoma under a microscope

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Last spring I wrote about canine lymphoma, so in honor of Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I would do the same for feline lymphoma. What is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is cancer of the immune system. The immune system is distributed throughout the body to protect against infections. Lymphoma in

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