Thursday, November 17, 2011

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Although it may be an uncomfortable subject, here are possible signs of canine cancer:

o Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
o Sores that do not heal
o Weight loss
o Loss of appetite
o Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
o Offensive odor
o Difficulty eating or swallowing
o Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
o Persistent lameness or stiffness
o Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating

Big advances have been made in veterinary medicine to treat cancer. Many dogs can live for years after treatment depending on the type of cancer. Any of the above symptoms should be checked by your veterinarian.

Alice England

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