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What are Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs?

What are Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs? By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney, Texas What are Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs? Mast cells are involved in the body’s response to allergens and inflammation.They are the source of histamine and proteolytic enzymes (substances that degrade foreign proteins), and also stimulate angiogenesis, or the generation of new blood vessels.They can be found in the skin, intestinal tract, and the lungs; but primary tumors develop most commonly in the skin and may then spread to other tissues. Mast cell tumors (MST) are now the most common skin tumors seen in dogs, Read more