Cancer in pets is horrible and unfortunately it happens more often than some people realize. Dogs and cats can get cancer at roughly the same rate as us humans do. The leading disease-related death among dogs and cats is cancer.
When cancer is detected early enough, it is possible to treat some forms of cancer.
Some early symptoms can include the following:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Oral odor
- Enlarging or changing lump
- Abdominal distension
- Chronic vomiting
- Chronic diarrhea
- Chronic weight loss
- Unexplained bleeding
- Hard to urinate
If you keep your pet up-to-date on his or her physical exams, dental cleanings and shots, this can help you catch any early signs as well. After all, things such as dentals and physical exams play a big role in preventative health care.
There is a great foundation that helps to play a large role in working to help find a cure for cancer. Big Buffalo. Reportedly, over $7 million dollars has been raised to help find a cure for pet cancer and even helps provide monetary support for pet parents who maybe cannot afford treatment costs.
Please check them out and help support such a great and needful cause!