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Is Cancer in dogs treatable?

We all love our canines, and seeing them even in the slightest amount of pain is bound to hurt us. Every dog owner wants their doggy to live a long and healthy life. Hence, it is important that you take your dog to the vet every now and then to ensure that they are as healthy as it can be.

However, cancer is one of the leading causes of death in older dogs. It is caused due to the uncontrolled growth of cells. They can originate in any tissue of the body. As heartbreaking as it sounds, cancer is treatable.

Everything you need to know about cancer

Yes, you read that right. Cancer in canines has a good chance of healing if it is diagnosed at the start.

The symptoms of cancer are:

  • Pain in body
  • Changes in excretion
  • Change in appetite
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Laziness
  • Depression
  • Lumps underneath the dog’s skin
  • Discharge from eyes, ears or rectum
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Weight loss

These are all worrying. Sometimes, you may be giving your dog a bath and you might notice a lump. If you do, there is no need to panic. The first thing you need to do is take your dog to a vet. You need to get a professional’s opinion.

However, it is not necessary that there may be a lump every time. For your dog to healthily grow old, you should take it to the vet every now and then. Once you do visit the doctor, ask them to do an in-depth evaluation.

If there is ‘cancer’, and it is still in the early stages, you should not worry. Cancer in the early stages has a good chance of getting treated. Once your dog is diagnosed in the early stages, your vet will give you a suitable treatment plan to help your dog.

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