May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

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Cancer will affect one out of every four dogs in the United States. According to the Morris Animal Foundation, cancer is the number one disease-related cause of death in both dogs and cats.
Remarkably given its extensive reach, 80% of pet owners do not know enough about pet cancer symptoms. It’s important to recognize early symptoms of cancer because early detection makes all the difference in treating the disease. See below for a few of the early signs of cancer in your pet:

  • swollen lymph nodes
  • an enlarging or changing lump
  • chronic weight loss
  • abdominal distension
  • frequent vomiting or diarrhea
  • straining to urinate
  • unusually bad breath

Please see your vet if you have any concerns. For more detail about pet cancer awareness and detection, visit the website cited below.