10 Warning Signs of Cancer
Dogs commonly get cancer. Cancer is a disease that is characterized by a group of cells that grow to invade and destroy adjacent tissues. It may also spread to distant areas through a process called metastasis. Cancer can occur in the skin, under the skin and affect just about any location or organ in the body. There are also several types of cancer that are possible at each location. The signs of cancer vary with the location and type of cancer. The aggressiveness of the cancer will depend on the type of cancer, the location and the individual pet.
Some common warning signs of cancer may include:
- Lump or growth that grows quickly
- A firm mass
- A mass that seems attached to the underlying tissue
- A pigmented mass
- A mass that changes its character
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Repeated vomiting – especially in an older dog
- Bloody urine
Don’t take chances, ask your vet questions if your pet has any of these symptoms!