Whether your pet is perfectly healthy, overweight, or ill, diet plays an important role in helping animals feel their best.
Radiation therapy, like surgery, can offer local control of solid tumors such as carcinomas and sarcomas.
While most dogs will have an excellent quality of life with an amputation, for dogs who are not good candidates or for owners who are opposed to having an amputation done for their companion, there are other options to treat the tumor while preserving the limb and its function.
Knowing what to look for can help with early detection, and as with people, make a difference.
Canine lymphoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs today, accounting for up to 24% of all new canine cancers.
One in four dogs will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it’s the leading cause of death in pets beyond middle age.
Chemotherapy may be used to treat cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, to treat cancer that cannot be treated with surgery or radiation therapy alone, or when it may enhance the effectiveness of these treatments.
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) combined with chemotherapy is a definitive-intent treatment option that precisely delivers a high dose of radiation over a condensed number of days.
Hemangiosarcomas are malignant tumors derived from the cells lining blood vessels, and is a common cancer in dogs accounting for approximately 5% of cases.