General information on Gastric Tumors
A gastric tumor is a tumor found in the stomach of the dog. There are several different types of gastric tumors. The most common malignant gastric tumor found in dogs is adenocarcinoma. Malignant gastric tumors can easily spread, affecting the esophagus, rectum, and throat. The most common benign gastric tumor found in dogs is polyps. Although malignant tumors are very difficult to cure, the prognosis for benign tumors is very good. Gastric tumors occur mostly in older dogs. There is no specific cause of gastric tumors, both malignant and benign.
Symptoms of Gastric Tumors
Some of the symptoms of gastric tumors may be: sporadic vomiting, vomit contains blood, weight loss, anemia, gastric obstruction, and black tarry stool.
Treatments for Gastric Tumors
The treatment for gastric tumors is, in most cases, surgery. The surgery typically consists of removing the part of the stomach containing the tumors.
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