Many people do not realize that cancer is not just a human condition; it affects our pets as well. In fact, cancer is the number one disease-related killer of dogs and cats. According to Dr. Lorie Huston, she tells her clients to be on the lookout for the following signs. While these symptoms are not purely indicative of cancer, if a pet begins to exhibit them you should visit your veterinarian immediately. Just like with people, the earlier cancer is caught the better.
#10 Lumps and Bumps
Not all lumps and bumps on or under your dog or cat's skin will be cancerous, but there is no way to know for sure without getting your veterinarian involved - this is especially important if the lump is not resolving itself or is growing in size. A needle biopsy is commonly done and a veterinary pathologist can let you know if the cells are cancerous or not.
#9 Abnormal Odors
Offensive odors from your dog or cat's mouth, ears, or any other