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In the August, 2012, edition of Today’s Veterinary Practice Dr. Claire R. Sharp, BSc, BVMS (Hons), MS, CMAVA, Diplomate ACVECC, Assistant professor and small animal medicine and critical care at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, published an incredibly comprehensive review of feline upper respiratory tract (URT) diseases. While her article was intended for […]Continue Reading
Cutaneous lymphoma is another round cell tumor of dogs. While lymphoma is a common cancer in dogs, the cutaneous form is actually quite rare, accounting for only about five percent of all canine lymphoma cases. Two forms of canine cutaneous lymphoma exist: epitheliotropic and nonepitheliotropic. In humans the epitheliotropic form is also called mycosis fungoides […]Continue Reading
Plasmacytoma is an uncommon tumor of dogs. There are two forms, medullary and extramedullary according to whether the growth is in the bone marrow or not, respectively. Today we will be discussing extramedullary plasmacytoma. This is a continuation of our series on round cell tumors which began with canine histiocytoma, followed by canine transmissible venereal […]Continue Reading
Continuing our series on canine round cell tumors, today we will discuss Transmissible Venereal Tumor (TVT). As the name implies, this cancer affects the reproductive tracts of male and female dogs. As rarely occurs in cancer, TVT can be “given” to another dog by contact, thus the word “transmissible” in its name. TVTs are typically […]Continue Reading
Histiocytoma is the term given to a type of benign growth of young dogs. Histiocytomas are in a category of tumors called “round cell tumors.” Round cell tumors can range from benign to highly malignant and include mast cell tumors, plasmacytomas, transmissible venereal tumors and lymphoma. One of the helpful features of round cell tumors […]Continue Reading
“Michelle” writes to us with a question about her dog: “My 9 year old Shih Tzu is prone to sebaceous cysts. He had one on his shoulder for a few months. It burst and I cleaned it up with Geri stat soap. I squeezed out some whitish fluid but it was not as easily cleaned […]Continue Reading