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canine cancer and treatments

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Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental canine death in the USA (not counting euthanasia).  The earlier your dog is diagnosed with cancer, the better chance he has of living.  These are the signs you should be looking for:


  • Abnormal and persistent swelling of an area
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding from any body opening
  • Offensive odor (beyond bad breath)
  • Difficulty in eating or swallowing
  • Loss of stamina
  • A general lameness and lethargy
  • Reluctance to exercise
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Difficulty breathing


If your dog is showing any of these symptoms, he should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.  Only a veterinarian has the skills and knowledge to hopefully save your dog’s life.  Don’t try and do it on your own.