Pet Matters- Cancer Early detection

Find it early – Treat it soon

 

Cancer is the number one deadly disease of dogs and cats. It affects virtually any part of the body – blood, skin, liver, spleen, bone, etc. Cancer affects one in three dogs and half of those will die from the disease.

Boxers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Rottweillers, and Dobermans top the list of breeds most affected. Cats are susceptible to cancer too. Just as in people, finding cancer early is the important initial step in beating this common problem. The first line of defense is annual veterinary exams for pets 8 or younger – and twice yearly exams, along with blood and urine screening, for pets 9 and older. Be on the lookout for any physical or behavioral changes in your  pets. Our next column will list specific things to look for in your pets. Don’t ignore subtle changes. They may be very significant. Early detection and treatment can make a real difference in your pets chances of beating cancer.

Give us a call if you have any questions.

Dr. Earl Mummert, DVM

Companion Animal Hospital

Groton, Ct. 06340

860-449-9800

 

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