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Proper Treatment For A Dog That Has Cancer Dogs are definitely man's best
friend, so it's devastating when a dog becomes sick
While every breed is prone to certain health related issues, finding out that your dog
has cancer is something that no pet owner wants to experience. It is
important to know that while pet cancer is scary, there are viable treatment options depending on the type and degree of cancer,
your dogs age, your budget, your overall belief system, the treatment could be conventional or homeopathic. So let's take a quick look
at some of the symptoms of cancer in dogs
Based on the type of cancer your pet may have as well as the breed of dog
the degree of symptoms will vary,
but the following are things an owner would notice if the dog had this
type of health problem. First is an appetite change. One of the
first symptoms of cancer seen in dogs is a decreased appetite
In fact, depending on the type of cancer and its intensity, the pet may stop
eating all together. Second, weight loss. Quick and extreme weight loss is often a common
This is primarily caused due to the decrease in appetite. Next are lumps. Not all
cancers result in the development of a lump beneath the skin, but most of them do.
Therefore, if you notice a lump,
especially one becoming larger,
proper testing should be performed right away. Next is depression and lethargy.
Just as with humans, dogs can become depressed
when they're not feeling well.
For something as serious as cancer,
depression that leads into lethargy is often common.
Next is a change in the urine and stools.
Cancer can also have a direct effect on your dog's bathroom habits. This might consist of an
animal having a difficult time going or
needing to use the bathroom more frequently
also perhaps having blood in their urine. Next is wounds. Another sign that a dog might have
cancer is the development of a skin infection or having one or more wounds
that either heals very slowly or won't heal at all
Lastly is pain. There are certain types of pet cancer that are very painful, so if your dog
winces or cries out in pain, get them some veterinary attention right away.
Now that we've discussed the symptoms, let's talk about some of the conventional
treatments. Keep in mind that there are a variety of factors that would
affect the treatment of canine cancer but some of them include:
Surgery. While this is not the option in all cases, it has been shown to be
beneficial in removing cancerous areas from the body. Next is radiation therapy.
There are times when radiation therapy is used as a main form of treatment for certain
types of cancer. However, this is also a treatment that also follows surgery as a
means to continue the removing of any malignancies that may be leftover.
Lastly is chemotherapy. As you can imagine, chemotherapy is very *** a dog and is not
the treatment considered in all cases. But there are some new drugs being used
that work great to destroy the cancer without having extreme side effects. Let's
touch base quickly on homeopathic treatments. If you as the dog owner prefer a more natural
approach to treating your pet with cancer, there are some good alternative options that could
be considered. The exact course of action would be determined based on several
, but usually this involves a very specific diet, herbal supplements, vitamins, detoxification
and a variety of homeopathic remedies based on the type of cancer your pet
To find out more information about cancer in dogs,
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