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    Mast Cell Tumors

    Mast Cell Tumors

    Posted 9:43 AM 11/28/2012 by Marissa Greenberg, DVM

    Kaia is a 10-year-old Boxer. Unfortunately, boxers are a breed predisposed to many kinds of cancers. One of those is a cancer called a Mast Cell Tumor. Mast cells are a kind of cell that is found in many types of tissues in the body, including the skin. They have little granules in them that (More)


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    My 9 year old lab won't put weight on her leg, what might be wrong?

    My 9 year old lab won't put weight on her leg, what might be wrong?

    Posted 8:31 AM 7/31/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Q: Choca is 9 and has been limping intermittently for the past few weeks. Now she will not put weight on her left, front leg. Clearly [it] is her left elbow. What are the most common possibilities (We know that diagnosis will be needed) and what are the basic charges we can expect, at least (More)


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    The Importance of Spaying Before First Heat

    The Importance of Spaying Before First Heat

    Posted 3:32 PM 6/6/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP Animal Care Clinic, San Luis Obispo

    The first heat cycle in a dog is usually at 5-8 months of age, but can be as early as 4 months in some cases.

    Dogs then cycle about 1-2 times a year. They have a very different cycle than people do.

    The vast majority of veterinarians recommend spaying dogs and cats before they ever (More)


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    Cancer

    Cancer

    Posted 2:49 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    This month Dr. Greenberg will be focusing on cancer in pets. The dog you see here is Hannah, who has been in remission from lymphoma for 4 months.

    (More)


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