Nov. 7, 2019: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

Canine lymphoma is the most common hematopoietic tumor affecting pet dogs, and it frequently can be readily diagnosed by a physical examination and inserting a fine-needle into the enlarged lymph nodes for examination. Treatment of canine lymphoma with systemic chemotherapies is typically highly rewarding, with the majority of dogs responding positively, with correlative improvements in quality of life and

overall survival times.

Checking your pet’s lymph nodes in regular petting, brushing and bath time is a good way to notice any changes in your pet’s condition.  Swollen nodes can grow up to 3 – 10 times their normal size but are not usually painful to the pet.  The nodes will feel like a firm, rubbery lump that move freely beneath the skin.  Animals suffering from lymphoma may show signs of lethargy, fever, anorexia, weakness and dehydration.  CanEVA Pets recommends you add checking your pet’s lymph nodes on a regular basis during grooming and bathing.  Early detection is key!

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