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 symptom. 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 hard on 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 factors , 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 suffers with To find out more information about cancer in dogs, visit our website, ApplewoodKennel.me And, take a moment to Like this video below and leave a comment Be sure to share this video with your friends because everyone should know how to help treat their pet if they have cancer