Last Updated on July 16, 2023 by Fumipets
Pioneering Canine Cancer Surgery: Anand Veterinary Doctors Make a Breakthrough
A Glimpse into the Successful Operation of a Dog Battling Cancer
In the field of veterinary medicine, Anandani Veterinary College in Anand, Gujarat, has made a remarkable breakthrough. Their veterinary surgeons have performed a successful operation on a pet dog suffering from a dangerous cancerous tumor. This feature takes a close look at the operation process and provides an overview of the emerging concerns of cancer in domestic animals.
Revolutionizing Veterinary Cancer Treatment
A New Lease on Life for a Beloved Pet
Veterinarians from Anandani Veterinary College were able to remove cancerous tumors from the lymph nodes of a dog, granting a fresh lease on life to the afflicted pet. However, this operation signals a rising concern – the alarming increase in cancer cases among domestic animals. Notably, instances of breast cancer in female dogs are soaring, paralleling the trend observed in human women.
Successful Operation of a Lympho Cancer Patient
A Beagle dog diagnosed with lympho cancer was treated successfully at the Veterinary College. Following the operation, chemotherapy is scheduled to commence after 21 days. The tumor was identified a month ago by PV Parikh, head of the Veterinary Surgery Clinic at Anand’s Veterinary College. Recognizing the danger to the dog’s life, the growing tumor was promptly removed.
A Life-Saving Leg Operation
Another significant operation was performed on a 13-year-old male dog. The pet was afflicted with a cancerous tumor on its hind leg that had been steadily growing over a month. Brought to the attention of Dr. PV Parikh by the concerned owner, an immediate operation was advised and executed successfully, preventing the potential spread of cancer from the leg to other body parts.
Alarming Rates of Cancer in Animals
According to Dr. PV Parikh, the head of the Surgery Department of Veterinary College, the rate of cancer in animals is rising at a disconcerting rate. Over the past year, around 100 animals from various states including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh underwent cancer surgeries. The highest number of cases involved breast cancer in female dogs, mirroring the same concerns observed in human health scenarios.
Ongoing Research on Animal Cancer Causes
Investigations are underway to understand the escalating incidence of cancer in pets, including dogs and cats. One such research is exploring if any chemical present in commercial pet food could potentially trigger cancer. The findings of this research are expected to provide critical insights into the root cause of cancer in pets.
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Original News Source: Zee News