Like us, animals such as dogs, cats, ferrets, and rabbits can get cancer. Fortunately some forms of cancer are curable. In addition, recent advancements in cancer treatment can dramatically extend the lives and improve the quality of life in many dogs and cats. Treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery may be used to slow or stop the spread of cancer and remove or destroy cancerous cells and tumors.
Regular veterinary visits can help us keep track of what is normal for your pet, as well as detect anything suspicious. Early detection is one of our best weapons against this disease. However, because we typically only see your dog or cat once or twice a year, we also rely on your knowledge of your pet to catch any potential issues early. Contact us right away if you notice any changes in your pet’s physical appearance or behavior (such as lumps or bumps, sores that don’t heal, vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in eating habits).