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LUMPS AND BUMPS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 02 Sep 2012 12:00am Here we are at Labor Day weekend.  Where has the summer gone???  Hopefully, all of you are looking forward to at least a couple of months of beautiful and comfortable weather.  Here in Flagstaff, the months of September, October, and November are the favorite part of the year for Desperado and Helpful Buckeye.  We were down in the Phoenix area t ... Read on »
NOT ALL CANCERS ARE DEADLY by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 11 Dec 2011 12:00am Helpful Buckeye got a lot of e-mails about last week's topic of cancer in your pets.  Many of those were from pet owners who have lost their pets to cancer, while several came from pet owners who were concerned that some type of cancer might affect their pet.  As with cancer in humans, there are many forms of cancer seen in pets...some of ... Read on »
Reader Question: Liposuction for Lipoma? by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 12:00am Reader Question: Can I have liposuction to remove my lipoma to make the scar smaller? Lipomas are written about frequently on the web. They are fatty tumors that are non cancerous but do slowly grow larger. Not every soft lump you can feel through your skin is a lipoma however. You don’t really know something is a lipoma f ... Read on »
Reader Question: Should I Have My Lipoma Removed? by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Jul 2009 12:00am Reader Question: I went to my doctor and was told I have a Lipoma? What is a Lipoma? Should I have it removed? A lipoma is a noncancerous fatty tumor usually found in the fatty layer under the skin. They grow slowly and are usually no more than a nuisance; that is unless they have been growing for a while. They usually appear a ... Read on »
Lipoma in Dogs by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Sun 23 Oct 2011 6:37am Lipomas are greasy cell tumors which are very common in dogs. They generally show up in mature dogs but we view them in puppies as young as 5 or 6 months on occasion. One of many young dogs we saw did have the malignant form of this tumor that is unusual. For the most part they are benign tumors t ... Read on »
Removing Lipomas by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Thu 05 Jan 2012 6:00am If you have ever lived with older dogs, I’d be willing to bet that you have some experience with lipomas.   Lipomas are benign tumors derived from fat cells. They are usually located under the skin. They often develop very quickly (seemingly overnight in some cases), but then they don’t do much. Maybe they’ll grow or shrink a little with w ... Read on »
One Lump or Two: Keeping Track of Your Pet’s Lipomas by Therese K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Mar 2011 5:58pm Archie has turned into a bit of a lumpy dog in his old age. Over the past few years he’s had about 10 lumps pop up. Most of them have been fatty tumors ( lipomas ), which we don’t do anything about other than a needle biopsy to determine they are indeed lipomas. He did have a couple that looked a bit suspicious though, and those had to b ... Read on »
Structural Disorders of Esophagus by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm DYSPHAGIA Dysphagia, a common symptom in those with esophageal disorders,may arise from a multitude of causes. Dysphagia ordifficulty swallowing refers a sensation of impairment of the normalprogression of the bolus from the mouth into the stomach. Dysphagiashould be distinguished from odynophagia or pain upon swallowing. ... Read on »
Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 15 Aug 2012 7:00am According to a recent study, mast cell tumors (MCT) account for 10.98% of skin tumors in dogs. Only lipomas (27.44%) and adenomas (14.08%), both of which are generally benign, were more frequently diagnosed.   Therefore, I think it’s safe to say that mast cell tumors are the most common type of oftentimes malignant skin cancer in dogs. Her ... Read on »
How to Handle Your Pet’s Lump (Let Me Count the Ways) by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Tue 14 Dec 2010 6:00am After reading my title I’ll bet you thought this was going to be a how-to kind of a blog post. But it’s not. This bump-y entry is going to be more like a rant than a prescription. And why? Because nothing calls out for greater disparity in veterinary decision-making than the lowly lump.    Take the new client’s long-haired Chihuahua from S ... Read on »