Thursday, July 19, 2012

Preventing Cancer in Your Cat and Dog


Cancer can occur in dogs and cats of all ages and shapes in an area or organ system. A cancer diagnosis of a beloved pet can be quite frightening for a homeowner to hear. Fortunately not all cancers are fatal, especially if detected and treated early. Here are some tips on cancer prevention in your cat and dog.

Pet owners can take steps to help preserve their cats and dogs and therefore minimize the risk of developing cancer in their pets. People should be vigilant about checking your pet's skin and body for any signs of abnormal swellings or sores that do not disappear but grow. In women, regular checks of the mammary glands should be performed every month that the tumors can grow and develop breast cancer. Spaying or neutering your pet at 6-8 months of age reduces the risk of breast cancer and other reproductive cancers at a later age. Tumors or abnormal swellings or injuries should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian immediately for evaluation. Read More

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