Weekly Pet Quiz: Mast Cell Tumors, Hairballs and CBD Oil

1 Mast cells exist in all the tissues of your pet's body, but where are they found in the highest concentrations?

  • Heart
  • Brain
  • Hair
  • Skin

    Mast cells exist in all the tissues of your pet's body, but they are found in the highest concentrations in the skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract. Mast cells are very rich in histamine, which is a vasodilator that promotes blood flow to tissues, and also heparin, an anticoagulant that prevents blood from clotting too quickly. Both of these naturally occurring chemicals play a role in all allergic responses, nonallergenic skin disease, wound healing and tissue remodeling. They can also increase stomach acid production. Learn more


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