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Features January 2018 Issue

New Screening Test Allows for Early Detection of an Often Deadly Cancer, Increasing the Chance to Extend More Lives

Certain environmental factors — lawns treated with herbicides, second-hand smoke — are believed to increase the risk for bladder cancer in dogs.

New Screening Test Allows for Early Detection of an Often Deadly Cancer, Increasing the Chance to Extend More Lives

A lab analysis of a dog's urine is all it takes.

Your dog has been urinating considerably more frequently than usual and also appears to be straining to “go.” You take her to the vet, who finds bacteria in her urine, very reasonably diagnoses a urinary tract infection, and prescribes a course of antibiotics to kill the unwanted pathogens. His solution seems to have worked. Her symptoms abate and all is well — for a few weeks.

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