Cancer is the #1 disease related killer of pets.  Fortunately, with an increase in pet cancer awareness and newly available treatment options, more pets are surviving this life-threatening disease than ever before.

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month.  Be aware of these early pet cancer warning signs:

  • Abnormal swellings that persist and grow
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or discharge from a body opening
  • Offensive odor
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing
  • Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness
  • Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating

Make sure to contact your veterinarian if your pet exhibits any of these symptoms.