Dog Penis Bleeding Causes and Treatment
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Osteosarcoma in dogs is a treatable, but generally not curable disease. Even now, the decision usually boils down to "leg or life". Survival times of approximately 1 year (or about 10% of a lifetime) are achievable for 50% of dogs with osteosarcoma treated using the current standard of care (~50% of cases), and some dogs can survive 5 - 6 years after diagnosis. The standard of care is surgery (amputation of limb sparing surgery) with adjuvant chemotherapy. The choice of chemotherapy drugs does not seem to have a great impact on survival, so anticipated toxicity, quality of life, and cost tend to be driving factors. At present, the drug of choice for most cases is carboplatin. Chemotherapy is only recommended when the primary tumor is removed. It is ineffective in cases that are not surgical candidates. It is important to note that this tumor does not respond well to other treatments, and anything other than standard of care should be considered palliative. No herbal or "alternative" treatments, including Artemisin, have shown efficacy in controlled clinical trials.
The workup starts with a history, including information on vaccinations, diet, exposure to toxins, and the time relationship between seizures and other activities. In most cases, blood chemistry, a complete blood count and urinalysis will help systematically rule out many of the extracranial causes. If no underlying disease process is found and the animal is between one and five years of age, idiopathic (cause unknown) epilepsy may be diagnosed. If the dog is less than one year of age, he is more likely to have a congenital abnormality, and if he’s older than five to seven years of age, specific disorders of the brain are more common. In turn, these cases (as well as those with difficult-to-regulate idiopathic epilepsy) will require further workup, which may include an MRI and cerebral spinal fluid tap.