November is Fight Canine Cancer Month

Woof! The gangs all here today. We are wanting to share something bery bery important!

Did you know that Canine Cancer is the leading disease related cause of death in pets? Since identifying cancer early and treating it quickly will help your dog’s prognosis, know the common signs of cancer and which cancers are common in your dog breed.

Warning Signs of Cancer
  • Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
  • Offensive odor
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing
  • Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness
  • Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating   *From the American Veterinary Medical Association

Also, schedule regular vet visits and routinely examine your dog on your own. For instance, skin tumors above and below the skin.

in are the most common cancer in dogs and you can feel for these as you pet and examine your pup. Do keep in mind that not all unusual growths are cancerous! Also, not all early stages of cancer show symptoms, so when your dog simply ‘ doesn’t seem right’ (and you know when that is), schedule a vet visit. As pet parents you are your animals advocate. It’s okay to ask for second opinions and even change vets if necessary!
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