Animal Services511 West 3900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84123Phone: 385-468-7387 24/hr Officer Dispatch: 801-743-7045Fax: 385-468-6028/ EmailHours: 10:00 am-6:00 pm Mon-Sat. Closed Sundays and Holidays
Pets have become members of our families and we want to insure that they live the longest and best lives they possibly can. As we have taken better care or ours dogs and cats they are indeed living longer; yet despite this, or perhaps because of this, cancer is one of the leading causes of death in pet dogs and cats. Some estimates suggest that greater than 50% of dogs over 10 years old will die of cancer.
As a veterinary oncologist, I would like to give pet owners some advice on what things to look for in order to detect cancer in their pets. The earlier you detect cancer the better your chance of effective treatment. Below are 10 warning signs of cancer in both dogs and cats. Please understand that these are just potential warning signs and should not panic you, but prompt a visit to your veterinarian.