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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

It is expected that every fourth dog and every fifth cat will develop cancer at some point in their lives. Cancers discovered in dogs and cats are remarkably similar to those found in humans, and rigorous research is beneficial to both animals and humans.

A cancer diagnosis in a pet is not necessarily a death sentence, as contemporary veterinary science has some treatment options. November is pet cancer awareness month, a reminder that this silent, number one killer to our beloved pets is something we should take seriously and increase awareness about the signs, early detection, and successful therapeutic methods for patients.

During National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, the significance of spending quality time with your four-legged companions is highlighted, providing an excellent opportunity to learn more about the various ways your pets may help you live longer and healthier lives.

Cancer cells can arise in any organ or system of the body. Cancers of the spleen, bones and joints, liver, bladder, oral cavity, lungs, thoracic cavity, and brain are the most commonly treated by veterinarians.

Except when there are obvious lumps, bumps, or other changes on the skin, hidden inside malignancies might be difficult to detect. Typically, there are little to no clinical indications in the early stages. This is the most serious issue because cancer is much easier to treat in its early stages.

When cancer develops, all pet owners should be on the lookout for symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, anorexia, lethargy, bleeding from body openings, recurrent vomiting and diarrhea, swollen lymph nodes, and strong scents emanating from the pet. As the owner, you must take your pet to your local veterinarian for a full examination. Never put off scheduling a visit because time is of the essence when it comes to cancer, especially in older pets.

Make examining your pet's body for strange formations on the body a monthly ritual. Furthermore, even if your pet is absolutely well, schedule a veterinary appointment in November to ensure that there is no underlying problem.