Does swollen lymph nodes in dogs always mean cancer?
“Swollen lymph nodes don’t mean your dog definitely has lymphoma,” Froman says. “It could be something else, like an infection or tick-borne disease, but because of the potentially aggressive nature of lymphoma, if you do feel something swollen, you should have the veterinarian look at it.”
What causes swollen lymph nodes in dogs besides cancer?
Lymphadenitis. Lymphadenitis means the lymph node is inflamed. It may occur due to an infection that has resulted in chronic inflammation. Systemic fungal infections and some parasites may cause this type of lymph node enlargement.
How to tell if your dog has a polyp in his rectum?
The larger the polyp, the greater the probability that it is malignant (cancerous). Signs include straining to defecate, blood in the feces, and diarrhea. The polyp can be felt by a veterinarian during a rectal examination, and its surface tends to bleed easily.
Why does my Schnauzer have a cyst on his face?
They develop when a hair follicle or skin pore gets clogged with dead skin cells, dirt, foreign or infectious matter, or excess oil (not unlike acne in humans, just usually much larger). Certain breeds including schnauzers, yorkies, poodles, and spaniels are predisposed to cysts.
How is the womb cut off of a neutered dog?
It is a delicate and fiddly job, needing great care and attention. The main body of the womb or uterus is then tied off as well before the whole thing can be cut free and removed. After checking for any bleeding, the layers of the tummy can then be sewn closed again. A dressing might be applied to the wound.
How long will it take Tilly to recover from her spay?
After a couple of weeks, if all goes according to plan, the bitch can be allowed to gradually increase her exercise levels. This is the stage that Tilly has now reached and she is thoroughly enjoying a good run again now that she is feeling back to normal.