According to the National Cancer Institute, every year, approximately 6 million new cancer diagnoses are made in dogs and a similar number in cats. With such a large population of pets being diagnosed with cancer, pet owners should be aware of cancer’s warning signs. Learn how to spot potential cancer in your dog or cat, and the cancer types most likely to affect them.
While numerous cancers affect dogs, the following are some of the most common:
While cancer is diagnosed less frequently in cats than dogs, largely because fewer cats visit the veterinarian, millions of cats are still affected each year. Some of the most common cancer types in cats include:
Since so many forms of cancer can affect pets and zero in on a particular body system, determining whether your pet’s signs indicate cancer can be difficult. However, call our team if you notice that your pet has any of the following cancer warning signs:
The sooner their cancer is diagnosed, the better your pet’s prognosis, so schedule an appointment with our Ambleside Animal Hospital team whenever you suspect your pet is showing cancer signs.
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