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513 North State RD.
Briarcliff Manor, NY

3 Easy Steps to Set Up Your Appointment

  1. Fill out the form.
  2. We will call you within one business day to confirm.
  3. Show up and receive topnotch care for your pet.

If you need to change your appointment, give us a call at least 24 hours before your scheduled time.

Important Note:

Do not use the appointment form in case of an emergency. Call or visit us right away.

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Animal Health Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If your pet has a medical emergency, please telephone us immediately at 914-941-4904. Our dedicated team of veterinarians and technicians are here to provide expert care for your pet.

PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED, EVEN IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Our address is: 513 North State Rd. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Click here for directions to our location.

November 17, 2014

“C” is for Cancer

Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells (neoplasm) that develop because of damage to our pets’ DNA. This complex process can be triggered by hereditary, environmental, and/or nutritional factors. While cancer is more common in dogs than cats, incident reports increase with an animal’s age.

While the exact cause of cancer is unknown, prevention is difficult. Some forms of cancer are frequently treatable and early detection is crucial in determining the best course of treatment for your pet. For this reason and others, it is extremely important for your pet to maintain regular annual check-ups.

There are different types of neoplasias, some are benign and localized while others are malignant and invasive. A strong evidence of cancer can be attained from physical exams, X-rays, blood tests, and diagnostic sonography, however a biopsy (tissue removal) might be required to determine the level of severity.

There are various types of treatment therapies available depending on the type of cancer diagnosed. While surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are some of the better-known therapies; other methods like cryosurgery, hyperthermia and immunotherapy have their benefits as well.

Below is a list of common signs of cancer in your pet. If you notice anything unusual in your pet’s habits or if your pet exhibits any of the signs listed below, contact our veterinary staff immediately.

Common Signs of Cancer in Pets

  • Lumps & bumps
  • Abnormal odors or discharge
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Change in appetite
  • Coughing or difficulty breathing
  • Lethargy/depression
  • Changes in urinary/bowel movements
  • Evidence of pain

If you suspect your pet may be suffering, please contact Dr. Haroush at our veterinary cancer center for questions about cancer diagnosis and treatment options: (914) 941-4904.

 

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