Understanding and Successfully Treating Cancer in Dogs
Unfortunately, many types of cancer in dogs have been on the rise in recent years. There’s considered to be many contributing factors other than genetics including; exposure to pesticides and herbicides, complications with immunizations and improper dietary elements.
Different types of cancer are more serious than others, and some breeds are more predisposed to certain types of cancer. There’s been many advancements in medicine over the years, but many treatments are relatively new to dogs and are still considered inconclusive in many cases.
Diagnosis of many types of cancer in dogs is not diagnosed until later stages often after metastasis has occurred. This often makes for a poor prognosis with more serious types of cancer.
Treatments vary for the type of cancer, the degree of metastasis, location of the disease and the age and health of the dog. Some conventional treatments aim for complete remission, while the objective of many treatments is simply to extend and improve the quality of life.