May 2016

Sponsored by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. 

Key Points

  • The most recent studies suggest that in the genetically predisposed cat the injection of many substances may contribute to sarcoma development.
  • It is difficult to assess increased risk for sarcoma formation in susceptible cats among different types of injectables.
  • Chronic inflammation at the site of injection is speculated as one contributory factor, but cause and effect have not been established.
  • Heredity may be a factor in determining risk for these sarcomas.

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