Cancer in Pets: The Importance of Early Detection

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Cancer is an unfortunate part of life for many people, and the same is true for our pets. Cancer is the main cause of death in close to 50% of all dogs and more than 30% of cats, according to the Veterinary Cancer Society. Dogs experience cancer at the same rate as humans, in fact, and can be difficult to detect until the cancer has progressed.

While cancer is a scary topic for most of us who love our pets, it is important to know the signs and ways you can catch the disease early. The good news is that we have come a long way in diagnosing and treating cancer in pets and can give hope to those pet parents affected.


Veterinary Diagnostics:  Signs of Pet Cancer

Importance of early veterinary diagnostics for pet cancerWhile no one really wants to think about their precious pet having cancer, it is important to remember that diagnosing such problems as early as possible leads to the best chance of beating the disease. Do you know what to look for? Read on to learn about potential signs of cancer in pets and what your options are.

Knowing the Signs of Pet Cancer

Cancer in pets, as in people, is all too common a diagnosis. Since many times we are powerless to prevent its occurrence, we have to settle for the next best thing. At this point in time, that is early intervention and treatment. Our ability to head cancer off as soon as possible relies on your ability to recognize the first signs of trouble. That is why it is so important for owners to be on the lookout for signs of cancer in pets. These can include: Continue…