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  1. When it's not just old age

    Karen Tobias

    When dogs present with exercise intolerance, an airway or heart problem should be suspected. The veterinarian will listen to the dog's heart, feel his pulses, and evaluate lung sounds over all areas of the chest. Usually x-rays are taken to rule out infection or tumors within the lungs and to evaluate the size of the heart.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2004
  2. Mammary tumors are a common cancer

    Karen Tobias

    Mammary tumors also are the most common tumor in female dogs; therefore, owners of bitches should know the facts about this canine condition.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2004
  3. Is early age neutering good for your dog?

    Karen Tobias

    Veterinarians and many pet owners recognize the benefits of spaying or castrating their dogs. Neutering animals reduces the risk of certain types of diseases, such as mammary tumors, uterine infections, and prostate swelling, and eliminates the chance of unplanned litters. Additionally, annoying behaviors associated with an overabundance of "teenage sex hormones" are hopefully avoided by removing the hormonal source — the ovaries or testicles.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2004