May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

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Join FACE in acknowledging the importance of pet cancer awareness!

Did you know that 6 million dogs and cats will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015? Cancer is the #1 disease-related cause of death in our pets. Make sure you bring your pet for regular veterinary check-ups, and get to know the 10 early warning signs of pet cancer.

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Early Warning Signs of Pet Cancer:

  1. Swollen lymph nodes
  2. Enlarging or changing lump
  3. Distended abdomen
  4. Chronic weight loss
  5. Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
  6. Unexplained bleeding
  7. Coughing
  8. Lameness
  9. Difficulty urinating
  10. Bad breath

Talk to your vet if you see one or more of these early warning signs in your dog or cat.

Be sure to keep toxic substances like cleaning and lawn chemicals away from your pet. Also, please remember not to smoke around your pets. Exposure to second-hand smoke is the leading cause of feline lymphoma, the most common cancer in cats.

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