The tumor in the cat
The tumor is irregular abnormal growth of cells in the body. Tumors are of two types: benign and malignant. It malignant the tumor in the cat may indicate the development of cancer.
The tumor in cats is quite common. The risk of their development increases with the age of the animal. So, cause of death of many pet cats over the age of 10 is cancer. It is very important that the owners in time determine the development of the disease in the animal, because in this case the chances for successful treatment and prolongation of life increase.
To determine the type of tumors in cats veterinarian will take tissue biopsy and lymph node. a blood test. will do x-rays and ultrasound. Unfortunately, in the early stages of cancer is not manifested, so only a constant observation of the condition of the animal and the detection of tumors can help determine the disease.
The tumor in the cat may indicate the development of various cancers. Least likely to be found skin cancer animal. To detect skin cancer, you should follow the pigmentation of the skin in a cat. This disease is very difficult to determine, because it is almost impossible to detect abnormal pigmentation under the coat.
Breast tumor occurs most often and is 85% of all cases of cancer. To detect it, you should periodically examine the area of mammary glands in a cat. If any malignancy is found, consult a veterinarian immediately. A malignant tumor in a cat will begin to grow very quickly and develop, so the faster the treatment is carried out, the less will the animal have.
Also very common tumors in the nasal and oral cavity. Their presence and development may indicate an unpleasant breath odor, bleeding, shortness of breath or swallowing.
Bone cancer very rare, but it is quite pronounced. Its development can indicate difficulty in movement, lameness, rigidity of the body.
If you found a tumor in the cat and when you went to the doctor, the animal was diagnosed with cancer, do not rush to panic. Treatment plan cat will depend on the stage of the disease and the General condition of the animal. There are two methods of treatment: operational and conservative .
Surgical method is not always advisable. after all, if the tumor in the cat is too big, it makes no sense to remove it, since the animal may not survive the surgery. Conservative method Is the treatment of cancer with the help of immunotherapy or chemotherapy. Immunotherapy is carried out in conjunction with other drugs that increase the body's resistance to the disease. In some cases, the use of immunotherapy leads to complete recovery of the animal, in others it only slows the development of the disease.
For the treatment of cancer in cats there is no special cat medication. so very often used drugs developed for people. Thus, the use of ASD and ASD-2 gives positive results, but again, do not engage in intensive treatment of cats at home.
Also, be aware that the choice of the clinic where You will treat a cat, should be taken seriously. Because many veterinarians do not treat the pet, and heal him to death, carried out operative intervention where they are not needed, or when too late they already hold. It is best to consult several clinics and choose the best type of treatment. If without surgery can not do, be prepared for the appearance of metastases in the animal.
Metastases - this is a daughter of a neoplasm from a maternal tumor after its removal. Metastases are dangerous because they appear unexpectedly and in the most unimaginable places: they can appear in the lungs, stomach, liver or brain. But before they appear, the animal will have another couple of years of carefree and joyful life.
If You see that any methods of treatment can no longer help the animal, may leave the disease to chance. There are cases. when after the onset of the crisis of the animal, there is improvement in his health. because the body begins to activate internal forces to fight the tumor.