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Pet Cancer Awareness: The #1 Disease-Related Killer of Pets

November marks National Pet Cancer Month.

 

Many people do not realize that cancer affects our pets just as much as it affects humans! In fact, cancer accounts for nearly 50% of all disease-related pet deaths each year!

When it comes to cancer displaying itself in our pets, approximately 25% of dogs will develop a tumour of some kind during their lifetime. That`s 1 in 4!

Furthermore, while cancer is not as common in cats as it is in dogs, the cancers found in cats tend to be more aggressive.

 

Understanding what symptoms can be indicative of cancer, and knowing when to seek assistance from your veterinarian can be very helpful! After all, just like with people, the earlier cancer is caught, the better!

 

To help raise awareness, we encourage you to check out the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA’s) brochure on cancer in animals:

cancer_brochure

Please note: that the symptoms listed in the brochure can be linked to cancer, but are not purely indicative of cancer.  However, in any case, these symptoms are serious and if your pet begins to exhibit them, you should visit your veterinarian immediately.

 

 

 

Special Thanks to the Following Sources for Information Pertaining to Pet Cancer:

The Veterinary Cancer Center & The American Veterinary Medical Association

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