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Everybody Deserves A Second Chance | Recovery from CTVT

Everybody Deserves A Second Chance | Recovery from CTVT

This senior dog was found by one of our volunteers with cancerous growth in his genital area. According to Wikipedia, Canine transmissible venereal tumours (CTVTs), also called transmissible venereal tumours (TVTs), canine transmissible venereal sarcoma (CTVS), sticker tumours, and infectious sarcoma is a histiocytic tumour of the external genitalia of the dog and other canines and is transmitted from animal to animal during mating. It is one of only three known transmissible cancers in mammals;

He was brought in to our shelter where he underwent emergency surgery. He remained with us in recovery as a guest for over a month and a half. On full recovery he was released back in his area, under the watchful eyes of his caretake. 

These kind of tumours are dangerous to community dogs since they can be transmitted through sexual activity and skin contact. The latter is inevitable due to the natural behaviour among dogs. However, sexual transmission can be curbed by ensuring that dogs are sterilised at the earliest. 

If you wish to run an ABC (Animal Birth Control Program) in your locality in Dehradun, please contact us using the contact button above.