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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Understanding Bladder Cancer in Dogs

Our canine companions are just as likely to get cancer as humans are, and bladder cancer is one such type. The tumor that affects the bladder is known as transitional cell carcinoma, or urothelial carcinoma. It’s the most common tumor diagnosed in the bladder, and is diagnosed in roughly 80,000 dogs every year. The breeds affected most by bladder cancer in dogs include Beagles, Scottish Terriers, Border Collies, and Shelties. Common Clinical Signs The most common signs indicating bladder cancer are: Urine accidents in the house Straining to urinate Urinating more often Blood in the urine Urgency to urinate, but
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Celebrating Success Stories at Our Animal Hospital

Our veterinarian specialists in Annapolis are passionate about the work they do to extend and save lives, and we’re extremely proud of the successes that have come and gone through our front doors. Today, we would like to focus on a few memorable patients that we’ve had the privilege of getting to know during their cancer treatment. Rocco was treated at CVSS and Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine & Oncology, and just recently graduated from treatment for mast cell tumors. Delsey is a 7-year old Mastiff who had her last treatment for osteosarcoma on March 14. Thais is 10 years young
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