November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month!
We want to give you a way that we support (and you can too!) in finding ways to end pet cancer.
Firstly, we want to give you some signs and symptoms that could mean your pet may have a form of cancer.
- oral odor
- chronic weight loss
- unexplained bleeding
- strained urination
- enlarged lump
- chronic vomiting or diarrhea
- belly becomes rapidly enlarged
This is not a complete list, but if your pet has any of these signs please bring him or her into the hospital get a physical exam by one of our highly experienced veterinarians. Pets get cancer roughly at the same rate as humans. Pet cancer is more common than you might think!
If you visit here, you can see more information on pet cancer and read about ways to possibly catch signs early enough.
You can also donate on that same website and see where your money goes. This site also provides a link to see if you qualify for a grant for your pet’s cancer treatments. You can also see amazing success stories of other pets who have survived cancer. We think this group is awesome!
We hope none of your pets have to experience cancer; however, we are here for you and your pet if that were to happen. Pro Tip: Keep your pet up-to-date on vaccinations, at least yearly dentals and yearly physical examinations. There are all great preventative actions to take to make sure your pet lives a long and healthy life as a part of your family.