Breast Cancer In Dogs: How To Prevent It From Developing In Your Pet
Breast cancer is a common concern among humans. Dogs can also develop this disease. Not all mammary tumors in dogs are malignant (cancerous) or benign. Symptoms of breast cancer, benign (non-cancerous), growths, and other mammary conditions look very similar. Lumps in the mammary tract, redness, or nipple discharge should be evaluated by a veterinary doctor to determine the cause and treatment options. The most common sign of breast breast cancer in dogs is a lump or multiple lumps somewhere on the breast gland chain. Because lumps are painful, dogs with breast cancer may not want to be touched or touched by their bellies. If breast cancer has spread to other parts of your dog's body, a lack of appetite, a decrease in energy, or other symptoms may also be seen. Female dogs are at risk of developing breast cancer if they are not spayed or were spayed after their first heat cycle. Older, intact, female dogs are more likely to develop breast cancer than younger female dogs. If you suspect your dog has breast cancer or your doctor should examine it as soon as possible. A palpable lump may require a biopsy or fine needle aspiration. X-rays are often taken to look for signs of cancer elsewhere in the body. If the breast tumors are critical, chemotherapy or radiation may be needed. Larger tumors or those that spread are more difficult to treat. The best way to prevent breast cancer from developing in your dog is to get her spayed. Your veterinarian recommends doing so. Spaying helps reduce the likelihood of her dog developing cancer. . .