Lymphosarcoma is one of the most aggressive types of dog cancer. This kind of cancer affects the lymphocytes. Where does it occur? The usual zones that are being attacked are mainly: liver, spleen and lymph nodes. The mortality rate for this kind of cancer in dogs is quite high. This is alarming for most dog owners and dog lovers. For you to avoid the fear and the anxiety of losing your pet, prevention is the key.
According to statistics, out of 100, 000 dogs, 24 are affected with Lymphosarcoma. 80% of canine tumors originated from blood cells. This means that maintaining a healthy circulatory system can help minimize the possibilities of cancer. As an owner, you have to be very keen in providing the needs of your dog as for it to stay healthy and free from the ailment.
How do you prevent this to happen? Take this – a genetic defect in the lymphatic tissue is one major cause of dog cancer. This is inevitable. However, other common causes like radiation exposure, immune system abnormalities and effects of environmental carcinogens can be prevented. Therefore you can observe the following practices in order for your dog not to go through the pain that other dog cancer victims have gone through:
• Avoid exposing your pet to too much sun and radiation
• Provide healthy food, clean housing and proper exercise
• Keep it active, Provide healthful activities
• Maintain it’s proper hygiene and cleanliness
• Clean your yard and make sure hazards are absent
The experts have found out that lymphosarcoma is common to specific breeds of dogs. Check out this list: Airedale Terriers, Basset Hounds, Boxers, Cocker Spaniels, Dobermans, English Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Scottish Terriers and St. Bernard’s. The age that seems likely to acquire such ailment is about 5 years and above. As to sex, there are no research studies that show or compare if male dogs have higher incidence of this specific kind of cancer than the females.