Masitinib Mesylate Treatment of Mast Cell Tumor in a Dog

Mast cell tumors are one of the most common tumors I see on the skin and subcutaneous tissues of dogs although they can occur anywhere. Mast cells are part of the immune system and are found all over the body. Mast cell tumors occur when the inhibitory signal is lost and a mast cell replicates […]

Airport Rest Areas for Dogs

Travel with dogs can be a lot of fun.  Especially since more hotels cater to our canine companions. It used to be that finding a place to exercise a dog at an airport was a real challenge. Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act provision for service animals, all airports must provide animal relief areas. […]

You Make The Diagnosis: Dog Iris Abnormality

Pictured below is a closeup of the right eye of a dog. Look closely at the eye and then answer the following questions: Name the abnormal structure found in this eye. Will this condition cause problems? What breeds of dogs are most commonly affected? Diagnosis: Iridociliary (Uveal) Cyst Iridociliary cysts are pigmented transparent structures which occur in […]