The American Veterinary Medical Association has a wonderful site that talks about cancer in pets. Be sure and check out their site for info on the most common cancers in pets, the various types of treatment, and more.
And from their site is a list of the Top 10 Signs of Cancer in Canines:
|AVMA’s 10 Warning Signs of Canine Cancer|
|Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow|
Sores that do not heal
Loss of appetite
Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
Difficulty eating or swallowing
Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
Persistent lameness or stiffness
Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating
Our good friend, Spencer's brother, Raja got cancer back in 2005. Over the following 8 months, they documented his fight for life. Their planned documentary is a tribute to the courageous Raja and an effort to help others understand this horrible disease. Visit the official site for Red Dog Diary: A dogumentary in the works of one dog’s battle with cancer.
And most recently our good friend Cruella, who is the constant companion of our blogging friend Tish, is currently recovering from surgery after removal of a mast cell tumor. She is doing well, but Cruella has had a long road with cancer - stop by and wish her well, K?
There are some wonderful sites on the Internet with information about cancer in pets. Visit these to learn more...
Pet Cancer Awareness
American Veterinary Medical Association Online
OncoLink: Veterinary Oncology
Veterinary Information - Tumors and Cancer in Cats
Canines In Crisis
Dog Owner's Guide:Human cancer treatment goes to the dogs
Veterinary Information - Tumors, Cancers and Lumps in Dogs
And remember, early detection and treatment are the best ways to manage cancer in pets. Check your pets regularly, and help keep them healthy and happy.