The early warning signs of cancer in dogs and cats may be subtle.
It’s every owner’s worst fear.
Your older kitty or pup is getting on in years and slowing down. Of course, with regular check-ups your vet will help identify any concerns he/she might have but in the back of your mind, you’ve heard stories or perhaps had other pets who seemingly overnight were diagnosed with cancer.
While you can’t prevent your pet from getting cancer, you can educate yourself about early warning signs. As with humans, early detection is key.
Here are the top 10 warning signs of cancer in cats and dogs, courtesy of petMD.
(Keep in mind that no single sign is indicative of cancer alone, but if notice two or more signs, take your pet to the vet for a complete check-up.)
Lethargy and Depression
If your pet has cancer, there is a chance that he or she will suffer from depression and sleep more, become less playful, and be less willing to go for walks. Although lethargy or depression in dogs and cats can set in with any illness, it is commonly seen in pets that have cancer.
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