November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

American Veterinary Medical Association.

It is never too late to learn the warning signs of pet cancer. Cancer is not strictly a “human” condition. As the No. 1 disease-related killer of dogs and cats, cancer claims millions of pets each year.

Signs of Cancer

The importance of annual check-ups regardless of the age of your pet is critical in the prevention of cancer. Here are the top 10 early warning signs of pet cancer listed out by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

  1. Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  2. Sores that do not heal
  3. Weight loss
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
  6. Offensive odor
  7. Difficulty eating or swallowing
  8. Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
  9. Persistent lameness or stiffness
  10. Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating

Steps to Avoid Cancer in Your Pet

Keeping your pet active with a healthy weight and on a high quality diet will prevent some forms of cancer. Obesity is a major cause of cancer in pets. Having your pet spayed or neutered will drastically decrease the chance of various reproductive cancers.

Featured dog- Billy

Billy is a 5 year old Husky. This boy will be your best friend. Billy is a faithful, friendly, affectionate dog. He loves attention and petting. Rex is a calm dog, is always longing for attention – he would be great companion! Your buddy would always be right there. Billy needs plenty of exercise to help him stay in shape. Billy lived in a home with another husky. He would be a good addition to any home. He is very talkative. He does well on a leash and is very easy to handle

 

Other available dogs

Luna 5 yr old husky. She is very shy but loves attention and being with people.

 

Featured cat- Nitelite

 

Nitelite (4 ½ years old) Came to shelter (3 months ago) with her mother who has been adopted. Sweet, but shy, she may take a little time to warm up at first, mostly because of all the changes and new surroundings.. She is hoping for a quiet home where she can sit on the sofa with you and warm up your bed. She loves her hut where she can escape from all the noise but still watch what is going on around her. Nitelite is very shy but loves attention, pets and being beside you or on your lap.

 

Other available cats

 

Samantha. Beautiful orange medium hair. Best as only cat. Loves attention

Bella gray/wh tabby super friendly loves attention Not comfortable with other cats just yet

Felix Gray/white tabby Large boy. Very talkative loves everyone Will come when called

 

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