How Long Can dogs live with spleen cancer? Life expectancy
When a splenic mass is benign, your pet may live for many more years following the surgery. If the tumour has already spread, then your pet may live quite comfortably for an additional three to six months, before the spread of the cancer causes other issues such as bleeding or breathing difficulties.
What are the symptoms of spleen cancer in dogs?
- Decreased appetite.
- Pale gums.
- Abdominal enlargement (such as bloating or swollen abdomen)
- Cold limbs.
- Heart arrhythmia.
How long can a dog live with a benign spleen tumor without surgery? Most of these dogs can live for around six months, just by removing the spleen and without any further follow-up treatment.
What are the final stages of spleen cancer in dogs? Collapse (usually acute; happens without warning) Shock. Difficulty breathing (dyspnea; respiratory distress; caused by internal bleeding from rupture of tumors that have spread to the lungs or chest cavity) Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and / or Elevated heart rate (tachycardia)