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Canine Bowel Cancer

Updated November 21, 2016

Canine bowel cancer is also known as canine intestinal cancer. This disease is most commonly seen in older dogs (at least 10 years of age). Canine intestinal cancer is also most often found in male dogs.

Symptoms

Symptoms of bowel cancer include vomiting/projectile vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss and appetite loss.

Diagnosis

Your veterinarian will perform a phsyical examination followed by diagnostic tests including blood count, blood tests, urinalysis, X-rays, ultrasounds and biopsies.

Treatment

Surgery and chemotherapy are the most common forms of treatment for canine bowel cancer, however, homeopathic immune boosters are also used in some cases.

Prognosis

Canine bowel cancer, when diagnosed and treated early, can go into remission within one to two years. However, if diagnosed and treated in the advanced stages, the cancer may be fatal.

Warning

Canine bowel cancer can spread to other organs quickly, so prompt veterinary treatment is key to the survival of your dog.

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