Dog Cancer Symptoms

dog cancer symptoms

Dog cancer is a major concern to all pet owners. Cancer can occur at any age but there is a high chance that your pet can get this disease as their age increased.

Cancer refer to growth of malignant tumor (neoplasia) that attack the surrounding tissues and also spread to other parts of the body by going along with the bloodstream.

This disease is deadly and can only be stopped by removing the tumor or adequately treated.

Dog cancer symptoms

  • abnormal swellings that continue to grow
  • fevers
  • persistent coughing
  • sores that do not heal
  • weight loss
  • decreased appetite
  • bleeding or discharge from any opening in the body such as mouth, nose, urinary tract, rectum or vagina
  • offensive odor
  • low energy level or loss of stamina
  • do not want to exercise
  • stiffness or persistent lameness
  • lumps in the breast area
  • difficulty eating, swallowing, breathing, urinating, or defecating
  • abnormal testicles size

Dog cancer diagnosis

  • physical examination
  • blood and urine tests
  • X-rays
  • ultrasound
  • computed axial tomographic (CAT) or magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRI)
  • cytology
  • surgical biopsy

Dog cancer treatment

  • surgical excision
  • radiation
  • tumor-killing drugs