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Ten Signs That Your Dog Might Have Cancer

It’s not just humans who battle cancer, dogs can also get it too.

It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare hearing the four words: “Your dog has cancer.”

In fact, one in three dogs will develop cancer, according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation.

Canine cancer can happen at any age but most often it occurs in older dogs, which is partially because dogs are living longer due to modern, enhanced nutrition and veterinary care.

The National Canine Cancer Foundation says there are 10 warning signs your dog might have cancer:

  1. Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  2. Sores that don’t 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.

If you find a lump or your dog has any of the other symptoms above, don’t delay in getting it investigated by your family vet.

 

 

 

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