Plum Street Pet Clinic Blog

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

By November 10, 2011 No Comments

Cancer is a disease that all too commonly affects our pets. While no animal is immune from this disease, there are some things that you can to do lessen your pet’s chances of developing cancer.

  • Provide good nutrition and weight management for your pet. Overweight animals and people are at an increased risk of developing cancer.
  • Know your pet’s risk factors. If you have a purebred pet, be sure you know what types of cancer are most common in the breed and what signs to watch out for.
  • Spay or neuter your pet. It is never too late, and spaying/neutering has been shown to prevent or reduce the risk of certain types of cancer including breast cancer.
  • Try to keep your pet “clean.” do not expose your animal to pesticides, herbicides, asbestos, or cigarette smoke. For that matter, don’t expose yourself, either!
  • Keep up with wellness visits. Make sure your pet comes to see us at least once a year to help catch problems early in the process.