It is heart-breaking to lose a dog. Canine Cancer is one of the major causes of death in dogs these days. There are different ways of caring for dog-patients that have this disease. Knowing what these are can arm you in dealing any possibilities of it. There are common chemotherapy drugs such as Corticosteroids, Lomustine, Vinblastine, Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Mitoxantrone, Cyclophosphamide and L-aspariginase.
Veterinarians are around to provide the services that you may need. Where and how can you find veterinarians in your locality? You can check the yellow pages, the online directories and you can ask friends who have dogs. These ways can help you find and meet the most suitable veterinarian that can work for your dog’s needs.
According to the experts, there are specific breeds that are at high risk. Take note of the following: Weimaraners, Rottweilers, Newfoundlands, Labradors, Irish Wolfhounds, Great Pyrenees, Great Danes, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Dobermans, Boxers, Bernese Mountain Dogs. Utilize this list as your guide. Through it, you will have the idea if your dog needs extra care. There are also different kinds of cancers in dogs, take note of the most common cases: Bladder Cancer, Brain Tumors, Mammary Carcinoma, Malignant Histiocytosis, Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Head and Neck, Hemangiosarcoma, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Osteosarcoma and Testicular.
Each case of cancer and tumor is also categorized in different types. Let us take for example oral tumor: Osteosarcoma, Adenocarcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma, Fibrosarcoma and Melanoma. Each type has to be treated differently as well. The knowledge in these classifications can help anyone concerned find effective and efficient ways of treating canine cancer.
From the knowledge of the various cancers and their types, you will have an easier experience in dealing with the diagnosis as well as the prevention. Knowledge gives you that feeling of certainty. Generally, the following are the initial symptoms of a dog that has an oral tumor: breathing difficulties, increased salivation, loss of appetite, weight loss, swallowing difficulties, bad breath, and bloody saliva. When you notice these, be sure to consult an expert.