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Dog Cancer


This collection of Dog Cancer articles has been curated for you by Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (512) 892-9038.

What You Need to Know About Dog Cancer Symptoms and Treatment

From their goofy grins to their silly head tilts when we talk to them, dogs are, quite frankly, the best. As veterinarians, we know that dogs hold a special place in our clients' hearts, which is why canine cancer is certainly a topic we hope to avoid having to discuss. The unfortunate truth is that cancer in dogs is so prevalent that, according to the Veterinary Cancer Society via this AAHA article, 1 in 4 dogs will develop cancer at some point. Nearly 50 percent of dogs over 10 years old will develop cancer.


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A Step-by-Step Guide to Lumps and Bumps

You’re petting your cat or bathing your dog when—wait, what’s that?

Finding a lump or bump on your pet can be a worrisome experience, but don’t panic. Masses of all kinds, from harmless skin growths to malignant tumors, are fairly common. While most are benign, it’s always better to err on the side of caution by following these steps.


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Your Pet Has Cancer...Now What?

It’s a phrase dreaded by pet owners and veterinary professionals alike: “Your pet has cancer.”

When a beloved dog or cat is diagnosed with “the big C,” it can leave owners feeling overwhelmed by the road ahead. These 10 tips can help you make the best of an uncertain and difficult time and navigate the next steps of your pet’s diagnosis and treatment with confidence.


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Lumps and Bumps? Get Them Checked!

Are you seeing lumps, bumps or growths on your pet? No matter what you call them, masses of all kinds, from harmless skin growths to malignant tumors, are actually fairly common in our furry friends.

How Does Your Veterinarian Examine Lumps and Bumps?

While most masses are benign, we recommend examinations and fine needle aspirates for all new growths. This simple procedure allows the veterinarian to determine the nature of the growth by collecting a sample of cells and viewing them under a microscope.


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Cancer and Pets: How Can We Prevent It?

While there is far more research performed for the benefit of humans than for pets, we know that much of the initial research into human disease and pharmaceuticals is performed using animals; therefore, we learn about them as a side effect.

In the veterinary field, many of the therapeutics we use to treat disease come from human medicine, at least initially. The treatment of cancer is no exception, and in fact, some cancer treatments derived from human medicine have worked well for animals. Others, however, have not.


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