Cancer In Dogs: What You Need To Know To Keep Your Pet Healthy And Cancer

According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, cancer strikes one in three dogs. About half of the deaths are cancer-related for dogs over 10 years old. Being aware of possible signs of cancer in pets helps early detection and care. The causes of cancers are largely unknown. This makes prevention difficult. Some of the most common cancers in dogs are: Hemangiosarcoma, mast cell tumors, osteosarcomA, lymphoma, mammary Gland Carcinoma. Spaying your dog before their first heat cycle will greatly reduce their chance of developing this cancer. Cancer is seen more often in some breeds than others. Hemangioarcomas is the most commonly seen cancer in golden retrievers, German Shepherds, and Rottweilers. Boxers are highly prone to mast cell cancers and lymphoma. Bernese mountain dogs are prone to histiocytic malignancies :max _bytes(150000):strip _icc()/nurse preparing-operation for an abused dog in an animal hospital-1070955236-5c4385e846e0fb000106678a. Treatment for cancer can include surgery, chemo, and radiation. Not every cancer can be treated successfully.

Nurse preparing operation for an anaesthetized dog in animal hospital

The best option is to catch it early before it spreads. Prevention of cancer isn't usually possible, but you can take steps to lower chances. . . .

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