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Symptoms of Cancer in Dogs

Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. But half of all cancers are curable if caught early, experts say. When we picture cancer in our minds, we usually think of lumps and bumps that don’t go away. These certainly make us sit up and take notice, but there are other symptoms of cancer that we need to keep an eye out for. Symptoms of canine cancer can often depend upon the type of cancer. Here are some common signs to look for.

Liver cancer: There are two types of liver cancer found in dogs, one is called primary which refers to liver tumor and the other is metastatic where tumor grows from other organs in the body. The symptoms manifest only in the advanced stage in this type of cancer and include things like blood stools, anemia, vomiting, frequent urination, weight loss, lethargy and increased thirst.

Bone cancer: Osteosarcoma or bone cancer is seen to occur in jaw, legs, spine, ribs and skull. During early stages symptoms of cancer in dogs are swelling in that section with pain. But with progression of the disease severe pain starts and makes the dog lame in cancers such as bone cancer.

Lung cancer: This type of cancer is caused by environmental pollutants and also by spread of malignant cells present in other sections of the body. Symptoms include chronic cough, breathing difficulty, blood with a cough, weight loss, fever and fatigue.

Stomach cancer: This kind of cancer occurrence is much lesser compared to other types of cancers and is found to occur more in male dogs. Some common symptoms are problems in bowel movement, weight loss, inactiveness, rapid breathing, scratching, vomiting and body pain.

Prostate cancer: The symptoms of this type of cancer are prostate gland enlargement, pain while urinating, swelling in abdomen, fatigue and frequent urination.

All this said, if you find a lump that seems to be growing, sores that do not heal, changes in bowel movement, problem in defecating and urinating, unknown bleeding from body parts, appetite loss, loss of weight, breathing problems, lameness, offensive odor and problems in swallowing then these will indicate that your dog has problems and you need to consult a veterinarian. A proper diagnosis will result in better treatment and faster cure.


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