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Pet Cancer Awareness Month

The month of May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month and I want to  ensure all  dog and cat owners are making themselves knowledgeable about the scope of this disease. Sadly, I lost one of my kitties to lymphoma a couple of months ago. It is hard to talk to a pet owner these days without them having experienced cancer in their pets lives at one time or another.

Cancer is particularly prevalent in canines. One out of three dogs will get some form of cancer in their lifetime and one out of two dogs over the age of 10, will die from it. Know the early warning signs of canine cancer and if you see them in your dog, go to the veterinarian to have them examined.
  • Lumps
  • Lesions
  • Lameness
  • Appetite Loss
  • Lethargy
  • Weight Loss
  • Loud Odor
  • Loss of Bodily Functions
  • Bloody Discharge
  • Labored Breathing
There are a few wonderful organizations working very hard at research to end this terrible disease. Please consider making a donation to help them move faster and farther in reaching this goal. One is the Morris Animal Foundation at www.morrisanimalfoundation.org another is The National Canine Cancer Foundation at www.wearethecure.org.
Please be aware and generous.

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