• The Forrest and the Trees: Summer's Hemangiosarcoma

    24 days ago - By Dawg Business

    With splenic tumors it's like this - they can be benign or malignant. Either can kill your dog if not treated. The benign ones, hemangioma, are curable by surgery if the spleen is removed. Sounds very drastic but it works and saves the dog's life. With hemangiosarcoma, as of now, all you can do is buy time.
    Another big problem with splenic tumors is that you can't see them. Too often, nobody knows what is going on until the tumor bursts and causes severe internal bleeding. There is no screening test to catch it early. Regular ultrasounds, perhaps.
    A splenic tumor can masquerade as an...
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