You may not realize some of the extra special care and attention older dogs need. Knowing the signs of aging and the increased health issues to look out for can help you catch many medical problems as early as possible. Also, as your pup’s mobility decreases and regular bodily functions begin to show signs of old age, we give you some tips on how to help your elderly pup live a happy and comfortable life in his senior years.
Discovering that your dog has cancer is not easy. You want your pup to be as healthy as possible and take the necessary steps to help keep them comfortable. Unfortunately, it’s fairly expensive to cover your dog’s cancer treatment. Some pet insurance companies even cover cancer.
What is cryptorchidism in dogs? Healthy adult male dogs should have two testicles within their scrotum (the protective sac) – unless they have already been castrated! Your pooch’s testicles are usually located outside their body to keep them cool – this keeps them healthy. Some dogs, however, have a condition called cryptorchidism, where they may have only one or no testicles in the scrotum.
As our dogs get older and live longer, and with advances in veterinary care, more and more dogs are getting diagnosed with cancer. Learning that your beloved canine friend has cancer can be frightening. There are different types of lung cancer in dogs, and the prognosis varies. So, what are the signs of lung cancer in dogs? When should I worry about my dog coughing? And how is a lung tumor in dogs treated?
Cancer in dogs is, unfortunately, common, particularly as they age. Our canine friends are living longer, and advances in veterinary care mean that cancers are now diagnosed more frequently. Mammary tumors are a form of cancer that affects the mammary, or breast, tissue in dogs. They are more common in female than male dogs. Early detection may allow for more treatment options and a better prognosis. Let’s find out more about breast cancer in dogs, the signs of breast cancer in dogs, treatment options, and outcomes.
Lumps and bumps are common in our canine friends as they age and can vary hugely in their severity. As a pet parent keeping your furry friend happy and healthy is a top priority, so finding a new lump or growth on their body can be a worrying time. If your dog has been diagnosed with fibrosarcoma by a veterinary professional, you may be confused and worried. Let’s learn more about this type of tumor, what causes them, and what can be done about it.
None of us want to consider the possibility of our pups being seriously unwell. However, it’s important to be aware of some red flag symptoms, which could indicate something serious is going on. Osteosarcoma is an excruciating and aggressive form of cancer. So, if your dog has had this heartbreaking diagnosis, you must understand your options and the prognosis.
Every pet parent dreads their furry family member being diagnosed with cancer. Hemangiosarcoma is a type of blood vessel cancer in dogs that can affect the liver, spleen, skin, or internal organs and poses a serious risk to their health. Let’s find out more about this type of cancer in dogs, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and what this diagnosis means for your dog.