Dog Disease - Canine Lymphoma

Being a pet owner specifically a dog owner we are lucky to be in the good company of loyal animals that serve us throughout their lives. Being living things these dogs are susceptible to disease. These diseases can sometimes be difficult to treat and cause heartache to pet owners who love their dogs very much. Lymphosarcoma is the common name for a dog disease also called Lymphoma of the dog or canine lymphoma. This is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in a dog, this form of cancer causes dogs organs to become infected with cancer. The organs most affected by this type of cancer in a dog are Lymph nodes, liver and spleen. Sometimes this form of cancer can be present in digestive tract, eyes and skin. With modern technology and advanced veterinary techniques it has become fairly easy to treat and stop this cancer from progressing in dogs these days.

This type of cancer is found in all breeds of dogs but is more common is some breeds. The breeds more susceptible to the disease are.
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Rottweilers
  • Pit Bulls
  • Poodles
  • German Shepherds
  • Boxers
  • Scottish Terriers
  • Beagles
  • Basset Hounds
These breeds are said to be more at risk because of breed traits that are inherited. Lymphoma of the dogs can be helped with proper and timely medical treatment; a dog’s survival rate is fifty percent with proper medical treatment. But in case the disease is not treated properly most dogs will die within a period of two months.

Symptoms of Dog Lymphoma
Dogs can show many symptoms in case of this disease being present in them. It is important that you keep watch on your dog’s health and get it checked as soon as possible if you notice any of these symptoms
  • Lumps on the abdomen, back, armpits or neck
  • Lack of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
If these symptoms are present a vet will generally run a series of urine and blood tests to diagnose and establish the dog disease lymphoma and then start necessary treatment.