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Researchers Look To Chinese Herbs To Treat Dog Cancer
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:19:33 PM »
A cancer diagnosis for our dogs can mean a shorter lifespan. A Detroit, Michigan pet hospital is looking to use traditional Chinese medicine to treat spleen cancer.

A clinical study that began in August is looking to use traditional Chinese herbal medicine to treat dogs with spleen cancer in hopes of prolonging their lives. The study is working with dogs who have canine splenic hemangiosarcoma, which is typically treated by taking the spleen after the tumor has burst and bled. Sadly, the surgery could lead to blood loss that is life-threatening, and because the disease is so aggressive and the survival time after surgery is so short, many dogs only live up to two months longer anyway. The cancer just metastisizes too quickly.

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"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." Edward Hoagland
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