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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


July is Sarcoma Awareness Month

A cat with sarcoma

Both veterinary and human oncologists talk about three big families of cancer: carcinomas, sarcomas and tumors of the blood and lymphatic system. Carcinomas frequently originate from glands – like breast or prostate carcinomas. The most well-known tumors of the blood and immune system are leukemia and lymphoma. Sarcoma is a form of cancer arising from


Tripawds Awareness Day

A cat with three legs

Sunday was Tripawds Awareness Day on the cleverly chosen date of 3/3. To celebrate tripawds, I thought I would tell you about a triplet of tripawd patients. Every veterinarian has dog and cat patients with only three legs, or as one website calls them, tripawds. Because I am a cancer specialist, my tripawd patients all


National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November is a busy month. Not only is it National Diabetes Month, but it is also National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer and diabetes are two important diseases the veterinarians at The Animal Medical Center treat every day. According to VPI, a pet insurance company, their top ten insurance claims for pet cancer treatment include


Of Man and Dog: The Fight Against Cancer

Dogs, surprisingly, retain physiological and genetic similarity to humans. Dogs and humans also share a common environment and suffer from the same diseases, such as cancer. In many cases, studying dog cancer can lead to advances in the treatment of human cancer. Strike it rich with Golden Retrievers Take for example the Golden Retriever, with