A common question from pet owners is, “What are the signs of cancer in dogs?” This question is a tough one to answer because cancer can affect any organ in the dog’s body. So it really depends on which organ system the cancer affects. However, there are certain aliments or conditions that can alert you that something it’s right. Here are four initial things veterinarians look for when considering a cancer diagnosis:
- Dogs can get skin cancer, but they may not have any clinical signs at all other than changes or masses on the skin.
- Cancer of the organs, though, of the liver or the kidneys, can sometimes cause big signs like changes in hunger, weight loss, that type of thing.
- Cancer of the bone typically presents with lameness, and dogs can be in a lot of pain in whatever limb is affected.
- We can see cancer in the lungs, so these dogs will present with coughing.
Remember, the variety of cancer seen in veterinary medicine can make it difficult to spot signs of cancer in dogs. But there’s at least a few things to look for. If you’re concerned about something with your dog, and especially if you think it might be cancer, please contact your veterinarian as soon as possible!
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The BestBenefit Accident and Illness plan includes an unlimited coverage option and can help with a wide range of issues. From broken bones to diabetes to ear infections the BestBenefit plan provides coverage for many accidents and illnesses that are common for dogs. It can also assist with surgery, prescription medications, cancer treatments, and physical rehabilitation!
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