They are various types of canine cancer that you have to be concerned about if you are a dog owner. The medical community says that only certain breeds are affected, but we are finding out more and more that just like humans, NO ONE BREED OF DOG IS IMMUNE TO CANCER! There are some alarming statistics associated with canine cancer that you should know.
1. Cancer is the number killer of dogs older than 10!
2. Cancer is the leading cause of non - accidental death in dogs!
3. Your dog has a 1 in 2 chance of developing cancer! ONE IN TWO!
Now that you have read some of the alarming statistics about canine cancer, let me tell you about the types of cancer that your dog may develop.
The truth is, canines can develop every kind of cancer that we as humans can develop! They can develop bone cancer, prostate cancer, canine mouth cancer, lymphoma. All of these cancers can be contracted by dogs. But the only problem with your dog is that he or she can't speak to tell you that something is wrong. That's why as a dog owner, you have to be extra vigilant when it comes to dog care. Don't just feed your dog and go about your business! When its time for a bath, make sure that you visually inspect him/her for any lumps that can be found just under the skin. These lumps can be the first in many signs that your dog has a problem. The other signs include loss of appetite and weight loss!
Just like with all cancers, if caught early, your dog has a very good chance at recovery. But you have to catch this early! Now that you know a little about the types of canine cancer, you should be extra vigilant to provide great care and assistance to your dog, because if he develops cancer, he cannot beat it alone. He or she is gonna need your help!