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Brain Tumor (Astrocytoma) in Dogs

Treatment

 

Surgery and chemotherapy are both common courses of treatment when dealing with this time of brain tumor. Radiation therapy, too, can be effective; consult a veterinary oncologist if this is beneficial in the case of your dog.

 

Living and Management

 

Your veterinarian will schedule regular follow-up appointments for your pet, where it will undergo CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans, so as to monitor the dog's response to treatment. Likewise, blood work (especially a complete blood count) should be evaluated during each appointment. If the dog was prescribed seizure medication, your veterinarian may want to evaluate it earlier (7 to 10 days after prescribing the medication) to regulate the dosage accordingly.

 

 

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