Did you know that November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month? After losing my beloved Piper to cancer a few years ago (that’s her below), it’s definitely a topic that’s on my mind year round. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about how grateful we are for our healthy pets and what we can do to keep them that way.
Mary of Feline Living put together a fantastically informative infographic with everything you need to know about cancer in pets, including warning signs for both cats and dogs, prevention tips, and more. She did a really beautiful job with such a difficult topic. I’ll let her introduce it, then keep reading to check it out.
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Anybody who’s ever owned a cat or dog shares at least a few things in common:
- They love their four-legged friends as much as anyone else in their family.
- They have at least some degree of tolerance to pet hair stuck to their clothes, their furniture, their linens…
- They want their animals to live long, healthy, and happy lives!
You’re in good company if you’re a pet owner, and we know you do the best you can to make sure your pet is comfortable, happy, and cute for as long as possible. To help you in this important goal, this November we’re celebrating National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and invite your fellow pet owners to do the same.
Believe it nor, cancer is one of the leading health conditions facing our beloved pets. It affects about 20% of all domestic cats and a quarter of all dogs! Depending on the type of cancer and factors specific to your little one, cancer can become life-threatening and lead to significant amount of stress and pain. Perhaps less importantly but just as impactful, pet cancer can be expensive to treat.
Fortunately, modern advances in veterinary medicine have drastically improved outcomes for dogs and cats diagnosed with cancer. Animals are living longer and with greater comfort and quality of life even with a cancer diagnosis. But as the old saying goes…
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
One of the best things you can do to prevent your furry friend from getting cancer is to learn more about pet cancer in the first place. By raising your own awareness about pet cancer and sharing what you learn with your friends, you’re doing your part to help all pet owners stay well-informed…and hopefully save thousands of adorable animal lives!
We’re honored to share important pet cancer information. Be sure to check out the infographic below if you want to learn about:
- The most common types of pet cancer affecting dogs and cats
- Early warning signs and symptoms of pet cancer
- How to protect your pets against cancer and things you can do to keep them healthy and happy!