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Treating Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine & Oncology offers state-of-the-art treatment options for dogs with mast cell tumors at its Annapolis, Columbia, and Towson animal hospitals.  Mast cells are special blood cells that are normally involved in the body’s response to allergens and inflammation. When these cells mutate, they develop into a mast cell tumor. Mast cell tumors are commonly found on the skin, but other sites include the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, bone marrow, and intestines. Mast cell tumors are often raised, red, hairless masses that can wax and wane in size. Mast cells contain substances within their granules (the most
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