Help for Dogs with a Mast Cell Tumor

I found a lump on my dog. These are words no dog parent ever wants to say, but lumps on a dog are very common and may increase in frequency as a dog ages. If you are reading this post, your dog has likely been diagnosed with a mast cell tumor. Often dubbed the "Great Imposter," any lump on a dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian. When a tiny raised lump appeared on my … [Read more...]

Dog Parent Guide to Lumps on a Dog

A lump appears on your dog. What should you do next? Do not panic but do not sit idly and hope it goes away. When a tiny raised lump appeared on my Cocker Spaniel’s shoulder blade about two weeks after getting her then yearly vaccinations, I felt a twinge of “something isn’t right” course through my veins. But I waited – after all a raised, small but swollen area at the site … [Read more...]

How to Fight Canine Cancer

  Canine cancer affects one out of every three dogs.  Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. The good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent your dog from becoming one out of every three dogs who will acquire cancer. The C word. Disguise it, whisper it, or even give it a code word: The bottom line is this is every pet parent’s worst … [Read more...]

What Should I Do If My Dog Has a Lump

The Great Imposter. That’s what she called it. It’s just a lump and looks like a pimple. I shouldn’t be concerned. But the dog mom and "worrier" in me, along with thinking "but what if it is something” resonated otherwise. When a tiny raised lump appeared on my Cocker Spaniel’s shoulder blade about two weeks after getting her then yearly vaccinations, I felt a … [Read more...]