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Having your dog diagnosed with cancer has got to be one of the most frightening things. This may be a remote thought for many of you who have happy and healthy dogs, but canine cancer is more common than you might think.
The National Canine Cancer Foundation estimates that 1 in 3 dogs will suffer from cancer. Cancer accounts for almost half of all deaths in pets over ten years of age.
Cancer in dogs can occur in or under the skin, and it can affect just about any location or organ in the body. Various types of cancer can result in different areas of the body, and the signs of cancer vary with the location and type of cancer. The aggressiveness of cancer will depend on the type, the location and the individual pet.
The earlier you seek treatment, the better, so it is important that you know the common warning signs so you can act quickly.
Here are some signs you should be looking for. Please take a few minutes to educate yourself by reading this valuable information. The best source of information is always your animal hospital.
There are many types of dog cancer, and frequent physical exams and diagnostic tests help detect cancer before it is too late for treatment. Some common signs of cancer in dogs are:
As always, monitor your dog on a regular basis and alert your veterinarian to any changes or abnormalities.