May & November are Pet Cancer Awareness months

It was 2-1/2 years ago that I lost my beloved Divinity to cancer.

Divinity’s friend’s at the Grey Muzzle Organization have published a post filled with links on cancer awareness. Their Cancer Wellness section offers tips and resources for caregivers and their senior dogs with cancer.

“According to Morris Animal Foundation, over half of our dogs will be affected by cancer. It is the most common cause of death in dogs over 2 and age adds to the risk.” “Our Cancer Wellness section offers tips and resources for caregivers and their senior dogs with cancer.”

Topics in this post include:

* An On-Call Holistic Vet

* A New Kind of Lifting Harness

* A Hospice Workshop with Heart

* 8 Creative Ways to Budget Your Dog’s Cancer Treatment

* A Integrative Vet Talks Canine Cancer

* Free Lymphoma Webinar

* Cancer FAQ: Find Answers Fast

* Learn from the Vets: Cancer Basics for Caregivers

* After a Cancer Diagnosis: 5 Go-to Resources


 

Know the ten common signs of cancer in small animals

According the AVMA, common cancer symptoms are as follows:

  • Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Weight loss
    Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
    Offensive odor
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing
  • Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness
  • Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating

 

Here are a few links to informative articles on Pet Cancer

* 10 Signs of Cancer in Dogs by Dr. Phil Zeltzman, DVM , DACVS, CVJ

* North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine – May is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

* After a Canine Cancer Diagnosis: Five Go-to Resources by RD Moreno

* PRNewswire: Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation Surpass $11 Million in Total Contributions for Pet Cancer Research and Treatment

 

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