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Dog Spleen Cancer

The spleen is a small organ, located next to the dog’s liver. It has a variety of functions. The spleen stores blood, reinforces the immune system and filters out old or damaged red blood cells. Tumors in the spleen of dogs can be malignant or benign. In dogs hemangiosarcomas are the most common malignant tumors. Spleen cancer originates from the blood vessels. It can be a group of or one single tumor. These tumors often rupture and bleed. They…

Dog Spleen Tumor

Spleen tumors are very aggressive. Hemangiosarcoma is the type of spleen tumor that is most common in dogs. There is little time after diagnosis that can be spared before treatment is begun. The spleen is a very vascular organ. It is the storehouse of blood. Its job is to remove damaged and old cells and this helps the immune system. It is also one organ that a dog can survive without. Hemangiosarcomas are formed in the blood vessels. It is very…

Cat Spleen Tumor

Spleen tumors are very aggressive. Hemangiosarcoma, a type of spleen tumor, is more common in dogs than in cats. There is little time after diagnosis that can be spared before treatment is begun. The spleen is a very vascular organ. It is the storehouse of blood. Its job is to remove damaged and old cells and this helps the immune system. It is also one organ that a cat can actually survive without. Hemangiosarcomas are usually formed within a…

Dog Splenectomy

…your dog needs a splenectomy, you will most likely have more questions than answers. This is the time to ask your vet every question you may have.What is the spleen? This oblong organ lies below the dog’s stomach. It is possible for your dog to live without a spleen, but it does perform many important functions in the dog’s body. The spleen cleans out old or damaged red blood cells that circulate through it. In effect, it is a filter. The spleen

Dog Hemangiosarcoma

…span of a dog that has been treated is approximately two months. Removing the spleen can extend their life by about nineteen to eighty three days. If the spleen has not ruptured the prognoses may be a little better. Less than 10 percent of the dogs whose spleen has ruptured as a result of hemangiosarcoma survive more than a year. Hemangiosarcoma appears primarily in dogs. The age of the dog is usually middle to old age. Larger dogs are also more…

Dog Brucellosis

…both sexes, the disease causes swollen lymph nodes, lethargy, and inflammations of the spleen or liver. In males there may be inflammation of the genitalia, abnormal sperms, and decrease in fertility. In females there may be spontaneous abortion late in pregnancy (45 to 55 days), which is sometimes the only sigh of the infection. In many cases infected dogs do not appear to be sick. Untreated brucellosis may become chronic, which in the long term…

Dog Bloat

…to comprehend. Gastric distension makes the dogs stomach twist in an unnatural way and this is called torsion or volvulus. Twisting can go one of two ways: • Along the Longitudinal Axis (Torsion) • Along the Mesenteric Axis (Volvulus) In turn, this twisting motion blocks the esophagus pipe and your dog will not be able to belch or vomit to alleviate the bloating. It can also hinder the spleen and stop blood flow. It gets more complex from…

Dog Cancer

…often affects dogs between the ages of seven and eleven years. Dogs suffering from orophayngeal cancer also often experience difficulty with chewing and swallowing. In addition, some dogs exhibit blood in their saliva. Lymphoma is another type of this disease that often causes weight loss and loss of appetite. This form of cancer can arise in many different parts of a dogs body, including the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen. Other general symptoms…

Dog Myelodysplasia

…within the dog. These diseases are typically categorized into two forms: acute myeloid leukemia and chronic myeloproliferative disorders.Acute Myeloid Leukemia This disorder tends to come up quickly, making it among the most aggressive of all conditions. This Leukemia involves no maturation of the cells within the dog’s body. The areas of the dogs body that are typically affected by acute myeloid leukemia include the kidneys, spleen, liver, and…

Dog Liposarcoma

…the fat cells. They generally appear in a dog’s limbs but can also occur in other areas including a dog’s bones or the abdominal cavity. Cytological examination can distinguish them from lipomas. Liposarcomas are locally invasive. They can spread to bone, spleen, lungs and liver.Signs and Symptoms Most liposarcomas surface as lumps in the skin on the sides of a dog or along their neck and groin. Older dogs can develop these tumors in joints which…

Dog Leptospirosis

…infected animals is another source of transmission. The bacterium multiplies in the blood vascular space and affects the kidney, liver spleen, central nervous system (CNS), eyes and genital tract. Kidneys are the breeding grounds for this strain. As this strain is shed in the urine for weeks to months, other dogs and humans may be exposed and the infectious cycle continues.Symptoms and Diagnosis Symptoms of Leptospirosis may vary according to the…

Dog Hepatobiliary Tumors

…process is metastasis from the dog’s pancreas, spleen and GI tract. The liver tumors that are large masses and are confined to a specific liver lobe have a better prognosis. The nodular types involve many different lobes. Half of the cases in dogs are primary hepatobiliary tumors. Hepatocellular adenoma is rare, as is heptoblastoma. Neither shows specific signs. Some studies have shown that male dogs and the dog may be more apt to contract this…

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