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Canine Cancer Detection Red Oak TX

Going in to a doctor’s office to have a suspicious lump checked? Imagine your surprise at finding at your doctor’s side an assistant wagging a tail and sniffing you vigorously. Is this more pleasant than just about any other diagnostic screening? Yes. As reliable? Possibly.

VCA DeSoto Animal Hospital
(972) 920-6754
200 N Hampton Rd
DeSoto, TX
Hours
Monday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Buckner Animal Clinic
(972) 854-7489
2730 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Cropping, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Mobile Animal Care Clinic
(972) 293-6325
1468 Bear Creek Rd
Cedar Hill, TX

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Walker Max DVM
(972) 299-5261
1026 N Highway 67
Cedar Hill, TX

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Pippin, Greg, Dvm - Animal Care Ctr
(972) 298-2898
511 S Main St
Duncanville, TX

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Rutherford Veterinary Hospital
(214) 758-7083
924 S Haskell Ave
Dallas, TX
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Owen, Anne, Dvm - Animal Hospital Of Ovilla
(972) 617-9996
3357 Ovilla Rd
Red Oak, TX

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Cedar Hill Veterinary Clinic
(972) 299-5261
1026 N Highway 67
Cedar Hill, TX

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14th Street Veterinary Clinic
(972) 723-2072
420 S 14th St
Midlothian, TX

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Midlothian Veterinary Clinic
(972) 775-2901
840 E Main St
Midlothian, TX

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Sniffing Out Cancer

Going in to a doctor’s office to have a suspicious lump checked? Imagine your surprise at finding at your doctor’s side an assistant wagging a tail and sniffing you vigorously. Is this more pleasant than just about any other diagnostic screening? Yes. As reliable? Possibly.

While some may shudder at the thought of being analyzed for cancer by a wet nose, the brain attached to that nose does an amazing job of sorting “normal” from “abnormal.”

In addition to cancer, sniffer dogs can signal hyper- and hypoglycemia and possibly seizure activity. As written by the authors who first talked about canine cancer sniffers, “[T]he adjunctive use of animals with highly developed sensory modalities in cancer diagnosis is worth considering—and is infinitely better than using dogs to study tobacco carcinogenesis.”

It all began in 1989, when dermatologists broke their story in The Lancet about a 44-year-old woman whose border collie/ Doberman mix incessantly sniffed, and one time tried to bite off, a thigh mole confirmed histologically as malignant melanoma. 1 They explained, “This dog may have saved her owner’s life by prompting her to seek treatment when the lesion was still at a thin and curable stage.”

What unfolded from there has created a mystery that leaves researchers scratching their heads. The canine tumor tattling that started with skin lesions (melanoma and basal cell carcinoma) extended to breast and lung cancer and even urinary tract neoplasia.

The dogs don’t...

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