Brain Tumors

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Filed Under: Neurology

Brain Tumors (sometimes called neoplasms) may affect both dogs and cats.  They may be benign or malignant.  These tumors may arise from brain tissue (called primary tumors), grow into the brain from nearby areas of the head (such as the skull), or spread to the brain from another site in the body (metastatic tumors).  The latter two types are called secondary tumors.

Brain tumors occure more frequently in older dogs and cats; however, on rare occassions, young animal can be affected.  Commonly affected breeds include the golden retriever, Labrador retriever, collie, Boston terrier, and the boxer.  The domestic shorthair is the cat most commonly affected.  (More information in below attachment...)