Dogs as others live beings suffer from acute and chronic diseases. All of us feels the duty to protect and to heal from illness our lovely pet. In the last period of time, the success of veterinarians in the treatment of malignant diseases in dogs has increased significantly. From the basis of the medicine’s view, today exits more affordable methods for protecting the dog from the illness.
Generally, we can say that malignant diseases in dogs are quite common, but the percentage of patients is very dependent on the geographical location of the dwelling, on the pollution of the environment (village or town), etc.
On the other hand, that means that there are various dog breeds that live in Europe, the USA, Australia, Asia, etc. It is also known that some dog breeds pretend to be more prone to some of these diseases, and we can find differences by comparing genders.
In practice, we most often encounter malignant mammary gland tumors in dogs, prostate in dogs, lymphoproliferative diseases (leukemia, lymphomas), and malignant tumors of the skin. As in humans, early diagnosis is important. Every lump on your dog does not need to immediately arouse suspicion of malignancy, but it is certainly better to be checked by an expert.
If it is a malignant disease of the internal organs, attention should be paid to any changes in the behavior of the dog, possible discharge from the vulva, straining in urination and defecation, limping and the like.
Owners respond the most quickly to skin changes. For malignant skin diseases, boxers, badgers, German Shepherds, Pekingese, poodles, and spaniels are especially predisposed.
Generally, the most common cancer in female dogs is breast cancer and accounts for 50% of all benign or malignant tumors in female dogs. Much work is being done on breast cancer research to help investigate breast cancer in women.
City dogs live in almost the same conditions as humans and given their shorter lifespan and faster biological processes, female dogs are an ideal model for studying cancer in women. However, shorter life expectancy in dogs has some advantages in the treatment of malignant tumors. If we manage to keep the sick dog alive for two years, we have allowed him to live as much as another fifth of his average life.