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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding New Treatment Strategies for Canine Mammary Tumors
Canine mammary tumors are common in middle-aged or older bitches. Risk factors include increased age, exposure to ovarian and growth hormones, ovariectomy after 2.5 years of age, and obesity at a young age. Approximately one-half of these tumors are malignant, and local recurrence and distant spread are possible following surgical removal. Prognosis is affected by […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/canine-mammary-tumors/ | September 4, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Why Is Bladder Cancer More Likely in These Breeds?
Cancer. The word sends a chill down our spines, whether it is in regard to ourselves, our human loved ones, or our dogs. Cancer is scary, and it makes us feel out of control. This is especially true if you own a dog breed with a predisposition to cancer. Luckily, when it comes to bladder […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/bladder-cancer-more-likely-breeds/ | November 7, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Cancer in Senior Dogs –- Signs and Symptoms to Watch For
As our dogs get older, they are at a greater risk for many diseases, including cancer. Almost one-third of all dogs more than seven years old will experience cancer at some point in their lives. In fact, according to the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, cancer is the leading cause of death […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cancer-senior-dogs-signs-symptoms-to-watch-for/ | October 9, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Skin Cancer: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
The word "cancer" instills fear into the heart of every dog owner, but not all growths are cancerous. The most common growth found on dogs are lipomas, which are fat cells. Also commonly found on dogs are sebaceous cysts, which can become cancerous. If your veterinarian has diagnosed your dog with skin cancer, or if […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-skin-cancer-types-symptoms-treatment/ | October 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Noticing Dog UTI Symptoms? It Could Be Something More . . .
You and your dog might not agree about how many biscuits he should get a day, but you can certainly agree that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are overrated. (???) Urinary tract infections are uncomfortable, to say the least, and downright dangerous at the worst. In most cases, these infections resolve with treatment and do […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/noticing-dog-uti-symptoms-could-be-something-more/ | September 1, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions A Dog Having Trouble Urinating Could Be a Cancer Symptom — Get Him Checked
Canine mammary tumors are common in middle-aged or older bitches. Risk factors include increased age, exposure to ovarian and growth hormones, ovariectomy after 2.5 years of age, and obesity at a young age. Approximately one-half of these tumors are malignant, and local recurrence and distant spread are possible following surgical removal. Prognosis is affected by […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-having-trouble-urinating/ | July 28, 2017
Expert Advice: News Marine Organizes a Hero’s Goodbye for His Bomb Sniffing Dog
One of the hardest things we have to do in life is say goodbye to our dog when it's his time. It's even harder when you have to say goodbye to the dog who was not only your best friend, but your protector, serving alongside you in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung spent nine […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/marine-organizes-heros-goodbye-for-bomb-sniffing-dog/ | July 27, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health What Does Blood in Dog Urine Mean?
Few things set off the alarm bells in our heads like the sight of blood. Finding blood anywhere on your dog is disconcerting, and finding it in your dog's urine is downright terrifying, whether you notice it yourself or your veterinarian discovers it during your dog's appointment. There are many different diseases and conditions […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/blood-in-dog-urine/ | July 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Government Relations Another Study Links Sterilization with Certain Health Risks
The results of a retrospective study recently published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology provides additional evidence of a link between sterilization status and certain health risks. Correlation of Neuter Status and Expression of Heritable Disorders, by Belanger, et al., concludes that several conditions showed an increased risk associated with neutering. The authors emphasize that, “the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/study-links-sterilization-certain-health-risks/ | July 7, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Testing Early Detection of Bladder Cancer Possible With New Screening Tool
A phone call from a puppy buyer delivered news to Darlene Stewart that no breeder wants to receive. Their beloved family pet had been ill. The Beagle male was having recurring urinary tract infections that did not respond to antibiotics. Stewart’s thoughts immediately went to the dog’s grandmother that she had lost to bladder cancer, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/early-detection-of-bladder-cancer-possible/ | July 5, 2017