Brain Tumor (Astrocytoma) in Dogs
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.
An involuntary action in which the muscles contract; caused by a problem with the brain.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The layer of the eye that is charged with receiving and processing images
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body
A tumor of the head that is made up of astrocyte (star-shaped) cells.
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