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The Causes of Dog Skin Cancer, Part 1: Environmental Carcinogens

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Why do dogs develop skin cancer? There are a variety of reasons to answer this question.

Tumor formation is primarily due to abnormalities, mutations or defects in the way cells grow. Another contributor to these irregularities are what we call risk factors. These risk factors can come from the environment (like carcinogens), or they could also […]

What is Dog Skin Cancer?

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Dog Skin Cancer is also known as Cutaneous and Mast Cell Tumors or MCT. It is a type of cancer that manifests through tumors, the forms of which may be histiocytomas, cysts, perennial gland tumors and warts. There are different forms of this illness as well:

Epidermoid Carcinoma

This is a sort of tumor that usually appears […]

What Symptoms of Dog Skin Cancer Should You Watch Out For?

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Tumors and bumps

One of the easiest ways to spot skin cancer is looking to see if tumors or bumps have appeared on it. They can pretty much appear anywhere on your pet’s body, but they are more likely to grow on the limbs, trunk and genital areas. Tumors are likely to grow on the skin […]

How to Tell If Dog Skin Cancer is Malignant or Benign

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Malignant or Benign Canine Skin Cancer?
This article will discuss the symptoms and diagnosis of mast cell tumors in dogs. Skin cancers can resemble benign tumors.  A biopsy should be performed on any lump or bump that is questionable.
Definition of Dog Skin Cancers
Skin cancers are inclusive of Mast Cell Tumors (MCTs), which are common in older […]

Causes of the 4 Types of Skin Cancer in Dogs & How to Prevent Them

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This article will discuss the rates, causes and prevention, and age, breed and sex predilection of skin tumors in dogs.
Here’s what canine skin cancer looks like:

Epidermoid Carcinoma : Possible cauliflower-shaped, or  hard, flat, grayish ulcer
Mast Cell Tumors: Common in older dogs. Frequently found on hind legs, lower abdomen, and foreskin of the penis.
Melanomas: Usually dark […]

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