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Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs Treatment: How Effective Is Palladia?

A study was conducted on the safety and effectiveness of Palladia for treating mast cell tumors in dogs (grade 2 or 3).

For dogs that received Palladia, the objective response rate was 42%. This means that mast cell tumors disappeared or shrank in 42% of the dogs that were given Palladia…. [Read more →]

Mast Cell Tumors In Dogs

What are mast cells?

Mast cells are immune system cells usually found in the skin, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract.

They release bioactive substances such as histamine, heparin, prostaglandins and proteolytic enzymes as part of the body’s defense mechanism. The chemicals cause symptoms of allergic reaction: itchiness, swelling, inflammation and increased gastric acid production…. [Read more →]