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The Silent Alarms: Uncovering the C Word in Pets

Uncover the silent alarms and early warning signs of 'The C Word' in pets. From unexpected lumps to sudden weight loss, understanding these indicators can lead to early intervention and a better prognosis.

the c word in pets


  • Estimates are that 1 in 5 cats and 1 in 4 dogs will develop tumors during their lifetime, and almost half of dogs over age 10 will develop cancer
  • Common canine cancers include osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer; mammary tumors; skin tumors such as mast cell tumors; and lymphoma, a cancer that forms in the lymphatic system
  • Common feline cancers include mammary tumors, lymphoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer
  • Many cancer symptoms in pets are nonspecific and seen in many other disorders, which is why knowing what to look for and prompt veterinary attention are required
  • There are steps every pet parent can take to help reduce the risk of cancer in furry family members

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