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Mast Cell Tumors

What exactly is a mast cell tumor? Mast cells are normal inflammatory cells responsible for releasing histamine as part of an allergic response. When disturbed, the mast cells releases granules containing histamine, causing swelling, redness and itchiness of the surrounding tissue. A mast cell tumor a malignant skin tumor that is composed of an abnormal

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Fleas

Fleas are one of the most common parasites of dogs and cats.  These insects live on the skin and feed on the blood of the host.  Animals infested with fleas are extremely itchy due to inflammation caused by the flea bites. In severe cases, the pet may develop Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD), an allergy to flea

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