Tag Archives: Oncology

Do Dogs Need Sunscreen? Protecting Your Dog from Solar-induced Tumors

A dog lying in the sun

Last week I saw a new patient with skin cancer. This dog’s tumor was a bit unusual for the dogs we see at the Animal Medical Center – this dog’s cancer was likely the result of sun exposure. I’ll explore this unusual topic in the blog post below. Common Skin Cancers in Dogs The most

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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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Bone Cancer in Dogs and Cats: What You Need to Know

An x-ray of osteosarcoma in a dog

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, one in ten dogs will have a new diagnosis of cancer in any given year. The numbers for cancer in cats are similar. This blog post will focus on osteosarcoma or bone cancer. Diagnosing Osteosarcoma Osteosarcoma is the most common tumor of

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Lumps and Bumps on Your Dog and Cat

A graph showing skin cancer rates in dogs and cats

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, one in ten dogs will have a new diagnosis of cancer in any given year. The numbers for cancer in cats are similar. This blogpost will focus on the most common and easily recognizable cancer in pets, skin cancer. Common Canine Skin

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