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Medical Information for Owners

Mast Cell Tumour

Mast cell tumors (MCT) represent a cancer of mast cells, which are a type of white blood cell involved in allergy and inflammation. Mast cell tumors are the most common skin tumor in dogs.

Cruciate Ligament Rupture

In people, cruciate ligament injury usually occurs during sports such as skiing,rugby and netball. Acute injury can also occur in young athletic dogs and cats.


Inflammation of the Bile Duct System and Liver

Feline Behavioral History Questionnaire

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Cats with hyperthyroidism have a thyroid gland that is producing excessive amounts of thyroid hormones. This causes a dramatic increase in the body’s metabolic rate.


“Spontaneous” hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) or Cushing’s syndrome is a disorder caused by excessive production of steroids by the adrenal glands; “spontaneous” denotes lack of apparent cause

Food Allergy

Dogs and cats can develop intorlenaces or allergies to a variety of ingredients in their diets. Mostly commonly on dogs these are beef, chicken, lamb, wheat, corn, soy ,dairy and eggs. Rarely dogs react to additives, dyes or preservatives. Cats most commonly react to fish, beef and dairy products.


A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell, formed in lymphatic tissue throughout the body; lymphocytes are further divided into T lymphocytes (which are involved in cell-mediated immunity; for example, graft rejection) and B lymphocytes (which produce antibodies as part of the immune process)

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