Dog Cancer Warning Signs

By Lambert Vet Supply | 12/2/2016 | Posted to General
Cancer Warning Signs

As with people early recognition of cancer can dramatically increases the chance for a successful recovery. Listed below are signs that can alert the owner that there may be a possibility of cancer in your dog. As always if you are concerned about the health of your vet consult with your veterinarian.

  • Fever. Pets with cancer may run a fever as their body tries to combat the disease.
  • Non-healing wounds. Cancer can cause delayed healing.
  • Pain. Bone cancer can cause lameness, stiffness or hesitation to exercise.
  • Change in water intake. Animals with cancer may drink more water more often and urinate more often.
  • Change in eating pattern. Animals may show a loss of appetite and/or weight loss.

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  • Bleeding or discharge from the mouth, nose, urinary tract, vagina, or rectum.
  • Intestinal issues. Vomiting and diarrhea could accompany cancer.
  • Respiratory distress. Symptoms include coughing and difficulty breathing.
  • Seizures.
  • Tumors.

These signs are intended only as a guide not a diagnosis. No single sign listed is an absolute indication of cancer. Also not all pets will display symptoms of a tumor until it is already quite large in size.

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