So what is Lymphoma? My dog Curley was diagnosis with Canine Lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system a blood disorder. The lymph system is an essential part of the bodyâs immune defense system.
Where your dogsâ lymph nodes are:
Lymphoma is an immune dysfunction disease. Which means it is a failure of the body to recognize the abnormal cancer cells as invaders. For a dog to overcome this disease his immune system has to recognize and respond to this invader in his body, to allow the dogâs own system to fight the cancer.
Some say that Chemotherapy and some other types of radiation therapy are very important components to an effective treatment for lymphoma. But in the end, the dogs own immune response is what will beat the disease. It is vital to address the dogâs immune system.
Diet is one of the key factors to your petsâ recovery. Your dogâs diet and can make the difference between a successful treatment and a failure. Feeding the proper diet means NOT just buying the cheapest dog food from the grocery store. Dogs with Lymphoma have strict dietary needs that will have to be met for the dog to overcome this disease. More advice on diet will follow later.
To You and Your Pets Health,