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Dog Colon Cancer

Any change in your dog’s personality or physical appearance is a cause for investigation. Dog symptoms can vary drastically with colon cancer.

Signs and Symptoms

There are two types of colon cancer that are experienced by dogs. One is adenocarcinoma and the other is lymphoma. The adenocarcinoma affects the anal glands of your dog. The lymphoma affects the lymphoid tissues in the intestines, which leads to Dog Lymphoma Cancer.

Your dog will develop Dog Diarrhea and Dog Vomiting. This will cause a Dog Weight Loss and significant Dog Loss of Appetite. Your dog can quickly become dehydrated. There can be mucus or blood in the stool and your dog may eventually experience Dog Constipation.

Your dog may have rashes, weakness and noticeable hair loss. They can also manifest changes in their normal behavior, but either becoming seemingly aggressive or otherwise extremely shy.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of colon cancer in dogs is usually done through a veterinary investigation. This initial investigation will rule out irritable bowel syndrome and the possibility of colitis. Blood tests will determine potential diagnosis through specific properties in the blood. Your vet will manually check your dog’s abdomen in a search for any Dog Cancer Lumps, masses and tenderness. Urinalysis and stool samples will determine if there are additional causes for the symptoms. Finally, a biopsy of your dog’s colon will provide a definitive diagnosis.

Treatment Options

Colon cancer in dogs will be treated with Dog Cancer Chemotherapy and surgery. Post surgery, your dog will be placed on a restricted Dog Cancer Diets, available through your veterinarian or through a prescription. The prognosis for dogs is different for each type of tumor. It will also be dependent on whether the tumor can be removed safely or not.

Home care

Both surgery and chemotherapy can cause Dog Pain in your beloved dog. Your veterinarian will certainly prescribe pain medication. This medication should be administered as directed. If you can keep your dog as comfortable as possible following treatment, the length of recovery time can be decreased. Try to keep up with your Dog Palliative Cancer Care by making sure that not only is your dog comfortable, but also that your follow your veterinarians recommendations as to your dog’s diet and pain relief.

With invasive abdominal surgery, your dog may require a memory foam bed to sleep on for comfort as well as to more evenly distribute the pressure he or she may be feeling after the surgery. Less pressure on the surgical area will certainly result in less pain.


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