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Canine profit from the choice

Someone once asked me, “What does it mean to give dogs a choice? Why should they choose where to sleep, go and play? “I am often reminded that the idea of ​​giving dogs a choice is dangerously close to anthropomorphism. But I argue…

Rudy’s possibilities

As a puppy, Rudy preferred a secluded place to hide from his raging littermates. When Jill and Chris Carter saw Rudy in the adoption home, he ran out of hearts."His brothers and sisters wouldn't allow him to hide," recalls Jill. "Chris…

Canine lymphoma

Canine lymphoma, similar to non-Hodgkin lymphoma in humans, accounts for about 7 to 14 percent of all canine cancers and is one of the five most common in dogs. There are more than 30 types described, which can differ significantly in…

Canine hemangiosarcoma

Canine hemangiosarcoma, one of the five most commonly diagnosed types, offers few warnings. Many of these fragile, blood-filled tumors are not discovered until they burst. At this point, emergency surgery is the only treatment option.What…

A Primer on Canine Cancers

A lump, a limp, a loss of appetite. Notice one of these in your dog and your first thought is likely to be, “Huh. Wonder what’s causing that?” Your second thought may be, “Could it be cancer?” It’s a reasonable question, especially if your…

Canine Mast Cell Tumors

As they age, most dogs will develop a lump or bump, or a whole series of them. It can be tempting to ignore them, or to write them off as just another old-dog thing. While that’s what they often are, they should always be checked out by…

Canine Melanoma

Canine melanoma, one of the five most frequently diagnosed cancers, can develop in many places on a dog’s body. The way the tumor behaves varies with its location.What is it? A canine melanoma arises in pigment cells on the skin (where,…