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Mast Cell Tumors

Mast Cell Tumors

What is a mast cell tumor?   Mast cell tumors are cancerous tumors arising from mast cells, a kind of white blood cell that is part of your pet’s immune system.  When they function properly, mast cells, rich in granules containing histamine and heparin (an...
Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism in Dogs Not Enough Thyroid Hormone Produced Hypothyroidism, one of the more common hormone imbalances seen in dogs, occurs when the thyroid gland is not producing enough of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine. Thyroid function may simply deteriorate over...
Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s Disease

Named in honor of the John’s Hopkin”s neurosurgeon, Harvey Cushing, who first proposed the disease in 1912, Cushing’s Disease is seen in humans, dogs, and sometimes cats.  In all cases, the reasons for the disease are the same.   What Causes...
Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Early disease screening is critical to keep your pet living longer and healthier. All dogs and cats over 7 years of age should be screened for disease twice a year. Keep an eye out for these warning signs between visits.   Lumps and Bumps   As dogs and cats age, they...
What To Do If My Pet Has Fleas

What To Do If My Pet Has Fleas

A step-by-step guide to identifying a flea infestation, treating your pet, and permanently ridding your home of fleas.   #1 How Do I Know If My Pet Has Fleas:  Diagnosing the source of an itchy pet.   Every spring, summer, and fall, Brookfield Animal Hospital phones...