Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Millions Of Dogs & Cats Are Diagnosed With Cancer Every Year


Cancer can touch all of us…..even our pets. Most people have a family member, a friend, a colleague or even themselves that have been touched by cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death of pet cats and dogs in the US. While most pet cancers are deadly, some can be cured and pets can live with some cancers (like mast cell tumors) for years.

The top warning signs of cancer in cats and dogs can include: swollen areas, weight loss, inappetence, bleeding or discharge, sores that do not heal, difficulty eating, lethargy, and difficulty going potty. Every pet, especially older cats and dogs, should get regular wellness exams and blood panels. These vet visits and routine tests can help to diagnose potentially life-threatening conditions, such as cancer, very early. 

Early detection ​of cancer can save lives. If you notice any of the warning signs, please contact your veterinarian right away. To learn more about cancer in dogs and cats, as well as the breeds that are more prone to cancer, please click here.