How To Detect Intestinal Adenocarcinoma In Dogs: Treatment And Symptoms

How To Detect Intestinal Adenocarcinoma In Dogs: Treatment And Symptoms

May 30, 2011 | Dog Cancer | Leave a Comment |

Adenocarcinoma in Dogs

  • Adenocarcinoma is a cancer affecting glandular tissues.
  • It can affect the gastrointestinal tract, often the last inches of the tract. In this case, it is called cancer of the anal sac.
  • It can also affect the mammary glands, stomach, and intestines.
  • Dogs that are over 10 years old are susceptible to this ailment.
  • Females are also more prone to developing the ailment than males.
  • The following symptoms indicate adenocarcinoma:
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Kidney complications
    • Swelling of the lymph nodes
    • Increased thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Straining to defecate
    • Treatments for adenocarcinoma include:
      • Surgical removal of the tumors
      • Radiation
      • Chemotherapy
      • Combinations of these options is often done for better prognosis

Gastric Adenocarcinoma in Dogs

  • Gastric adenocarcinoma affects the stomach.
  • Possible causes are:
    • Poor diet and poor food quality
    • Obesity
    • Exposure to smoke and toxins
    • Symptoms include:
      • Weight loss
      • Frequent vomiting, sometimes with blood
      • Dehydration
      • Lethargy
      • Dull coat and skin
      • Diagnosis is through:
        • Physical examination
        • Blood tests
        • Ultrasound
        • Biopsy

Intestinal Adenocarcinoma in Dogs

  • Intestinal adenocarcinoma affects the intestines.
  • Possible symptoms are:
    • Projectile vomiting
    • Vomiting, sometimes with blood
    • Loss of appetite
    • Diarrhea
    • Diagnosis is through:
      • Physical examination
      • Blood tests
      • Ultrasound
      • Survey radio-graphs
      • Urinalysis

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