Pet Cancer Early Warning Signs

From the American Veterinary Medical Association

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Contact your veterinarian if your dog or cat displays any of these signs. Remember, early detection is critical in the fight against pet cancer!

  • Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow.
  • Sores that do not heal.
  • Weight loss.
  • Loss of appetite.  
  • Bleeding or discharge from any body opening.  
  • Offensive odor. 
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing.
  • Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina.
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness.
  • Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating.

Financial Protection Against Pet Cancer

VPI medical plans already include some cancer coverage for conditions such as skin cancer, bone cancer and leukemia. For those seeking more protection, VPI offers a Cancer Rider, which increases the policy’s reimbursement benefits.

This rider is not available online. Please call 866-VET-PETS for more details.

Further Reading:

Pet Cancer Awareness 
It may surprise you to know that cancer is the #1 disease-related killer of pets.

Is Pet Cancer Treatable? 
Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, there are more options for treating pets with cancer, helping improve their longevity and quality of life.

Common Cancer Terms
It only takes one prescription-formulated pill to kill a cat and ingesting it can cause kidney failure and liver damage in dogs.

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