Cancer in dogs
Cancer is the scourge of our world and affects most living organisms on the planet, not least of all, us and our dogs. Half of all dogs over the age of 10 will develop some form of cancer in their lives. Quite a shocking statistic isn't it! I have owned many dogs in my lifetime and all but one of them had died as a result of some form of cancer. Unfortunately cancer is a harsh reality of life, but still a very unpleasant one all the same.
At Winston and Porter ® diabetes and cancer were at the fore front of our minds when we developed our range products. The ingredients in our products were chosen for their anti-carcinogenic and heart health properties along with their high levels of anti-oxidants and omega 3's. The many years of experience in the public and private sectors of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals has given us a unique insight into human and canine diabetes and cancer, what the causes are, the politics surrounding them, and the best ways to manage them.
Common cancers in dogs - These include mast cell tumors in dogs (which is a form of skin cancer on dogs), malignant canine lymphoma (which is a tumor of the lymph nodes), mammary tumors in dogs (breast cancer) and soft tissue sarcoma in dogs.
It is either brought on as a result of hereditary factors or by the dog's environment, which includes their diet. Like us, eating the wrong foods on a regular basis can result in early diagnosis of cancer. Like smoking, eating fatty sweet foods can pollute your body and the many clinical studies have shown this can result in diabetes and cancer.
By feeding a healthy diet to our dogs can prolong the onset of these diseases. But also, other conditions like arthritis in dogs.
Signs of Cancer in Dogs
Loss of appetite
Difficulty eating or swallowing
Abnormal swollen areas that increase in size
Bleeds or discharges from openings