Symptoms of Addison’s Disease in Dogs

Have you heard of Addison’s disease? Did you know it can affect dogs, as well as humans? Do you want to find out more about the symptoms and signs of this condition to determine whether or not it might be affecting your dog? In the article below, you’ll find a list of symptoms that are commonly associated with Addison’s disease in dogs. You can use this list to narrow down the possibilities for your own dog, then speak to your veterinarian for more information about your pet’s specific diagnosis. What is Addison’s disease? Addison’s disease causes the adrenal glands in
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Oral Melanomas in Dogs

Oral melanoma is the most common oral tumor in the dog accounting for 30-40% of all canine oral tumors. Most patients are presented to their veterinarian for several reasons that can include: a mass seen in the mouth, dropping food, pain, foul breath, blood-tinged saliva, blood-stained toys or food, facial swelling and decrease in appetite/weight loss. If any of these signs or symptoms are seen, the first step is bringing your pet to your veterinarian in Towson, Columbia or Annapolis for evaluation. Breeds with a higher risk of developing oral tumors include the Cocker spaniel, German shepherd, German shorthaired pointer,
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Lymphoma in Cats

Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in cats. It is a cancer of the lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) and is found throughout many areas of the body which include: lymph nodes, spleen, liver, gastrointestinal tract and bone marrow. Unlike lymphoma in dogs, viral causes of feline lymphoma are well defined, and the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) has been shown to cause a significant (~60 fold) increase in risk for development of lymphoma in cats. We typically see lymphoma diagnosed in younger cats that are infected with the feline leukemia virus, and in older cats
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