Affects One in Four Pets
Unfortunately, animals are susceptible to cancer. They can develop cancer (abnormal cell growth) of the blood, the bone, the skin, the liver, etc. Spaying and neutering dogs and cats at an early age can prevent some forms of cancer. Recent advancements in cancer treatment can extend the lives of some pets dramatically. It may involve a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. An accurate diagnosis by our veterinarian’s, Dr. Gittelman and Dr. Schenkel, is necessary before we may begin any form of treatment.
Signs of Cancer in Dogs and Cats
Any of the following signs may signal cancer. Contact us for an appointment if you see any of these signs in your pet.
- Abdominal swelling
- Bleeding from the mouth, nose or other body openings
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty eating
- Lumps, bumps or discolored skin
- Non-healing wounds
- Persistent diarrhea or vomiting
- Sudden changes in weight
- Unexplained swelling, heat, pain or lameness
- Visible mass/tumor