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Lumps and Bumps, FAQs


You asked… the expert answers! Q: “What is this mass on my pet?”  “Could it be cancer?” “How will the veterinarian diagnose the lump?”  “What are the options for treatment?” A: Many owners who find lumps and bumps may have the same general questions, and it is essential to let your veterinarian know about your discovery as soon as possible. Dogs and cats may have many benign skin tumors,... Read More
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Sand-fly (Leishmaniasis) Written by Dr. Victor Vassallo D.V.M. In this first article I shall be writing about the dreaded "sand-fly", a well-known name to Maltese dog owners. This name is wrongly used to describe the disease  Leishmaniasis . Leishmaniasis is a chronic parasitic disease of dogs and occasionally humans. The sandfly is actually the vector of this disease. This means that the sandfly ingests the parasite when it bites an infected dog and passes it... Read More
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