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Canine Bone Cancer: Treatment, Prognosis & Life Expectancy

Treatment for canine bone cancer involves:
- managing pain
- controlling metastasis (tumor spread)

Canine bone cancer is a very painful disease. Palliative treatment can make your dog more comfortable and increase its quality of life.

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Bone Cancer In Dogs Symptoms: Recognising The Warning Signs

There are 2 types of bone cancer in dogs:

  • primary, which originates from the bone
  • secondary, which is spread from cancer in other parts of the body

Secondary bone tumors are rare in dogs.

Bone tumors can affect:
  • appendicular skeleton or long bones (limbs)
  • axial skeleton or flat bones (jaw, skull, spine and ribs)

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Canine Osteosarcoma: Treatment, Prognosis & Life Expectancy

Osteosarcoma in Dogs: Treatment Options

The 2 goals of canine osteosarcoma treatment are:
- palliation of pain
- delaying metastasis

Osteosarcoma causes severe pain. Hence, pain palliation therapy should be considered to improve quality of life in dogs.

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Osteosarcoma In Dogs Symptoms

Osteosarcoma accounts for more than 85% of all bone tumors in dogs. It is the most common type of primary bone tumors that is highly malignant and metastatic. This type of tumor causes destruction to the bone and tends to spread to other organs.

Osteosarcoma in dogs can affect:
- appendicular skeleton (limbs)
- axial skeleton (skull, ribs, pelvis, spine)

Most canine osteosarcoma develops in the appendicular skeleton. Appendicular osteosarcoma is 2 times more likely to occur in the forelimbs than the hind limbs.

Tumor location on forelimbs: distal radius (adjacent to the carpal or wrist joint) and proximal humerus (adjacent to the shoulder joint)
Tumor location on hind limbs: distal femur (lower part of thigh bone) and proximal tibia (upper part of shin bone)

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K9 Immunity & K9 Immunity Plus Ingredients

K9 Immunity and K9 Immunity Plus are supplements for enhancing immune system of dogs that are undergoing cancer treatment or dogs with other serious health issues.

K9 Immunity

K9 Immunity is formulated from concentrated and purified heteropolysaccharides derived from 6 species of medicinal mushrooms:

  • Agaricus blazei
  • Cordyceps sinensis hybrid
  • Lentinula edodes
  • Grifola frondosa
  • Ganoderma lucidum
  • Coriolus versicolor

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Supplements For Dogs With Cancer: K9 Transfer Factor

What are transfer factors?

Transfer factors are protein molecules produced by lymphocytes (immune system white blood cells). Their effects on the immune system are to:
- recognise and destroy pathogens (bacteria, fungi and viruses)
- recognise and destroy infected/malignant cells
- slow down overactive immune response, such as autoimmune diseases and allergic reactions

However, the body is unable to produce sufficient transfer factors when the immune system is suppressed or damaged.

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Spleen Cancer In Dogs Symptoms: What Are The Warning Signs?

Spleen cancer in dogs is a malignant tumor that develops in the spleen. This type of tumor can develop slowly and some dogs may display non-specific (general) symptoms or none at all during the early stages.

Non-Specific Spleen Cancer in Dogs Symptoms

  • reduced appetite
  •  vomiting
  •  lethargy
  •  weight loss

Eventually, the tumor ruptures and results in internal hemorrhage. Excessive blood loss can be life-threatening.

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Hemangiosarcoma of the spleen in a dog. The tumor is on the left, and normal spleen is on the right.
(By Joel Mills (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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Liver Cancer In Dogs: Treatment, Life Expectancy & Prognosis

There are 2 types of liver cancer in dogs: – metastatic – primary

Metastatic liver cancer in dogs

Metastatic liver cancer is tumor that has spread from other parts of the body. This is the most common type of liver cancer in dogs. Treatment depends on the stage of metastasis. Due to the aggressive nature of this tumor, prognosis is not good.

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Turmeric (Curcumin) For Dogs

Curcumin is a natural yellow compound derived from turmeric. The latter comes from the root of Curcuma Longa plant and is a staple ingredient in curry dishes.

Curcumin has been used in Ayurvedic (Indian) and Chinese medicine for more than 5000 years. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. Hence, it is one of the most promising phytochemicals for fighting a range of diseases. Extensive research has shown curcumin’s therapeutic efficacy against cancer. It is generally safe, even when ingested in large amounts.

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(Photo by: Steven Jackson)

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K9 Immunity: Does It Work?

K9 Immunity is an immune enhancement supplement for dogs with cancer. It is made from the same pharmaceutical grade immuno-modulating compounds as the human grade Immune-Assist. The latter has been used in human patients for more than 6 years.

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