Few things are as terrifying to pet owners as cancer. But what’s even worse is cancer that is somewhat difficult to spot. Fortunately, there are ways to notice and get your pet the help they need to live a long, happy life.
One problem many cat owners are used to hearing about is excessive weight gain in their furry friends, largely due to overfeeding. But on the flip side, unexplained weight loss can be just as big of a problem. If your kitty is losing weight without being on a diet, it’s usually a sign of an underlying health issue.
Over the course of their lives, most cats are given a number of important injections. Vaccines are some of the most common, but our furry friends might also be injected with antibiotics, steroids and microchips—all of which have potentially life-saving benefits. Unfortunately, in rare cases, these injections may lead to a serious health problem: cancer.
Before you go outside in the sun, you probably put on sunscreen or wear protective clothing to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. But have you ever thought about providing the same preventative care to your cats?
Cancer is one disease that’s not very well understood—both in humans and in our pets. Although experts have successfully identified many aspects of cancer, such as its different forms, its symptoms and the treatments that may prolong your furry friend’s life, there are many questions about cancer that remain unanswered. One of these questions is, “What causes cancer in cats?”
Cancer is one of the scariest health problems to affect our furry friends. Not only is it often life threatening, but it’s also difficult to spot until it’s spread or worsened. One of the reasons for this is that every type of cancer acts and presents a little differently and can sometimes masquerade as a different type of health problem. Such is the case with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), or bladder cancer, in dogs.
In early 2019, Flash the 10 year old Jack Russell terrier was given two months to live. Before then, this active and energetic pup lived up to his name. When he wasn’t going for a walk, swimming, or playing tug of war, Flash was exercising his mind retrieving his toys one by one on command. His tragic diagnosis slowed his lightning fast nature nearly to nothing, but thankfully not for long!
Any cancer diagnosis is scary and heartbreaking for a pet owner to receive, but one of the worst is canine hemangiosarcoma. This extremely aggressive disease has a rapid onset and can cause problems without much warning. By staying informed, dog owners may have a better chance at identifying this form of cancer in their pups and seeking the help they need faster.
Mango is a lot of orange Maine Coon to love, and at 23 lbs. he is a big boy with a great big heart. He is calm, loving, very intuitive, and has been deeply connected to his mom since his first day home. Poor Mango became extremely sick after his 2nd vaccination and had to be hand fed back to health. Shortly after he gained a lot of weight, started coughing, and was diagnosed with Pleural Effusion. It was a serious combo of Pet Wellbeing products that gave this big orange kitty a second (or third!) shot at a happy life.
Cancer is a devastating disease that can affect any dog, regardless of breed. Unfortunately, pet cancer experts have observed patterns regarding certain types of cancer and dog breeds that tend to suffer from them the most.
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