Dog Bladder Tumor
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Dog Bladder Tumor
Unfortunately there are several different types of Dog Cancer which your dog will be prone to and bladder tumors are one of them. Many dogs are affected by this form of cancer every year and sadly, it is terminal. You can however, with the right form of treatment, help your dog to have a good quality of life for their existing years. There are some very distinctive symptoms of bladder tumors which you should keep an eye out for. Taking your dog to the vet for regular checkups can help to ensure your dog is properly monitored.
Symptoms of bladder tumors
When your dog has this form of cancer they will find it harder to urinate and relieve themselves and they will be in obvious discomfort. When they do manage to go to relieve themselves it may contain blood and after a while your dog will begin to soil himself. This will cause them to feel as if they have done something wrong. They will become withdrawn, upset and show signs of Dog Depression and they will also have a Dog Loss of Appetite and your dog might stop eating altogether. If the tumor has spread to other parts of their body then they will experience Dog Pain in those areas as well.
Diagnosis by your vet
If you are unsure if your dog is unwell then you should take him to see a vet as soon as possible. They will be able to diagnose if the symptoms are in fact a bladder tumor. Your vet will take blood from your dog for analysis. Also testing of the urine is very important so that your vet can establish if they have a simple urine infection. They may also want to do a biopsy which can help to determine if the tumor is malignant or benign. Once your dog has been diagnosed then you can begin to look for a treatment which can help them to be comfortable.
Treatments for the tumor
Although there are no cures for this type of cancer you will be able to have some form of treatment for your dog. Your vet will need to consider how far the cancer has spread and also the age of your dog and their overall health. For some dogs they will not actually survive any treatments so your vet may advise to make them as comfortable as possible through Dog Palliative Cancer Care, but not actually treat them. You will want your dog to remain comfortable and happy. If your dog is young and healthy then surgery and Dog Radiation Therapy might be recommended. Surgery is also often advised if the tumor is small and easy to reach but this can cause side effects.
Preventing the tumor
This form of cancer is preventable and ensuring that your dog has a good Dog Diet, is essential for their good health. You should ensure that your dog eats a balanced and nutritional diet including meats, vegetables, carbohydrates and fiber. You should also give your dog bottled water to drink as this is far healthier for them. Tap water contains a lot of chemicals which can be harmful for your dog when ingested over a prolonged period of time. You also need to ensure that your dog has plenty of exercise to prevent him from becoming overweight. With the right care it is more likely that your dog will avoid getting this form of cancer.
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