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Dog and Cat Cancer Awareness

Possible Signs of Cancer in your Pet

  • Unusual or Excessive Odours from Mouth, Nose or Rectal Area
  • Unusual Bumps or Lumps
  • Excessive or Sudden Weight Loss
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Severe Behavioural Changes
  • Open Sores/Wounds that won’t heal
  • Excessive Vomiting or Diarrhea

If your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms we would highly recommend that you seek medical advice from a trusted veterinarian to determine what is causing these symptoms. Remember, in any illness – and especially in cancer – early detection and treatment is key to a successful recovery.

Causes of Cancer in our pets

Cancer is a difficult disease to pinpoint to specific triggers. There are many factors and combinations of factors that can lead to a cancer related illness, and is it often difficult to prove “cause and effect” when it comes to cancer, but here are some insights to known links:

  • Breed
  • Poor Nutritional Health
  • Viral Infections
  • Obesity
  • Exposure to toxins (Exposure to smoke, pesticides etc)

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