Friday, April 14, 2023

Do You Know The Warning Signs Of Cancer?

Do you know the warning signs of cancer? As a general rule, if your pet is acting differently or just a little bit off, especially if you have an older pet, it may not just be “old age”. If caught early, your options to treat your pet’s cancer are better. This is due to a variety of reasons. Surgical removal is usually much more successful before the cancer has metastasized. Pets often respond better to treatments when they are in a stronger, earlier stage. That’s why it is so important to watch for the signs.

One of the most common (and easiest to notice) signs are lumps and bumps. While most are not cancerous, it is always a good idea to check with your vet. Other warning signs of cancer may include:
  • Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
  • Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness
  • Hesitance to exercise or loss of stamina
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing
If your dog is diagnosed with cancer, our OncoPet is a great all-purpose cancer vitamin that is well tolerated.