Types Of Dog Cancer

With there being a lot of different types of dog cancer out there, it can sometimes be hard for an owner to figure out the correct dog cancer symptoms .

For many owners, it is almost necessary that they check their dog for cancer, lumps on all parts of the body and even look for symptoms as subtle as unusual levels of fatigue.

It is more likely for a senior dog to get cancer than a puppy, but do not rule your dog's age out. Cancer in dogs can happen at all ages and your dog is no exception.

There is honestly no quick solution for these kinds of dog health problems. When you run into one of these types of dog cancer, it is always best to visit your veterinarian to determine the next step.

Here is just a quick reference guide of the various types of dog cancer your dog can get.


Lymphoma is more common in dogs than people. Veterinarians and other doctors have seen that it occurs about 3 to 5 times more. Lymphoma starts to show up as swollen lymph nodes. You can either see these little tiny bumps in the skin underneath the neck or you can feel it just by running your hand down.

You can also see them around the chest area and at the back of the dog's knees. Sometimes your dog can get swollen lymph nodes in areas that are not easily visible, such as the inside of the chest and stomach. When this happens, your dog might have problems breathing and can start to vomit and have diarrhea.

Brain Tumors

For many dog owners this can be extremely scary for them, but it is important to hope for the best. Brain tumors do not always mean your pet will not survive. There are two types of tumors your dog can have: primary or metastatic.

Depending on which type of tumor your dog has varies in treatment. Dogs can suddenly have a change of mood, not act themselves and feel 'lost'.

Seizures can also come with it. If your pet suddenly bumps into things carelessly and can not control his balance, you should seek a doctor right away.

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer can be easily preventable and curable, but it is important that you get it treated as soon as you know. Usually the problem can be removed by castration, but if the cancer has advanced, many have reported a high success rate with chemotherapy. Symptoms include swelling of the testicular and scrotal area.

Dog Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer can be quite dangerous and unpredictable. Even if your dog were to have it, dog cancer symptoms have been known to show only 3 to 6 months later. Scottish Terriers are about 18 times more likely to get this dog cancer than any other dog breed, so it is important to get him or her checked regularly.

When symptoms do occur many owners have reported that their dog urinates blood or brown substance as opposed to it's natural yellow. They also urinate frequently, just like a urinary tract infection.

The following are some more articles you should read about dog cancer.

Types of Dog Cancer to Dog Diseases