Cancer And Large Animals

Cancer is a unique ailment in that it can be found in nearly every species, no matter how small or how large. Luckily, our fight against cancer is as widespread as the disease itself and veterinarians are able to provide treatment to many animals, from cats and dogs to cows and horses. Dr. Leslie Easterwood, […]

Prevention is Key: What To Know About FeLV

Cancer prevention is often framed through healthy lifestyle choices and frequent screenings. However, in special cases where the disease can be caused by a virus, scientists have developed vaccines that can be instrumental to reducing cancer risk, as in the case of feline lymphoma. Dr. Lori Teller, an associate professor in the Texas A&M College […]

How Human And Animal Cancers Compare

Companion animals and their owners usually face very different medical concerns. While humans rarely worry about developing kennel cough and pets have no concern of catching chickenpox, cancer is unique in that nearly every species can develop it and that it may present similarly across species lines. Dr. Shay Bracha, an associate professor at the […]

The First Steps: Cancer Diagnosis In Pets

Although any illness in a beloved pet is stressful for their owner, cancer holds an especially alarming stigma that may be a point of fear for many. However, the veterinary field is continuously improving the treatment of this disease, leading to more favorable outcomes. Dr. Christopher Dolan, an oncology resident at the Texas A&M College […]

Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma (OSA), the most common bone cancer, represents about 85% of bone tumors in dogs. These aggressive tumors spread rapidly, and once diagnosed, should be taken very seriously. “OSA commonly affects the limbs of large or giant breed dogs, but can also occur in other parts of the skeleton, such as the skull, ribs, vertebrae, […]

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