Cancer is a condition in which the cells of the body tend to multiply uncontrollably. In this case, the body goes against its own kind and tends to create an imbalance with other organs/functions. Tumors that don’t spread and remain restricted to a specific location in the body are termed benign. While others that spread uncontrollably to other organs are known as metastatic tumors.Thus, cancer treatment requires a lot of patience and persistence.
At Hwy 401 Warden Pet Hospital, we have treated cancerous tumors in pets with both – surgical removal of benign masses and even with the help of chemotherapeutic agents in order to treat the metastatic ones. A thorough physical examination and diagnostic testing is needed to know about the origin and type of the tumor in dog and cat.
Common Pet Cancer Conditions
- Canine Osteosarcoma
- Canine Hemangiosarcoma
- Canine Mast cell tumour
- Canine Lymphoma
- Canine Histiocytic Sarcoma
- Canine Mammary gland tumour
- Anal sac adenocarcinoma
- Oral tumour
- Nasal tumour
- Feline Lymphoma
- Feline Injection site Sarcoma
- Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Feline Mast Cell Tumour
With the development in Veterinary medicine, a wide variety of practical cancer treatments are available for your pet. At Hwy 401 Warden Pet Hospital our goal is to provide your pet with resources for the best expert treatment.
Symptoms of Cancer in Pets
No one wants to think about the possibility of their pet being afflicted with cancer. Unfortunately, as your pet ages, the risk of developing some forms of cancer increases. The good news is that, depending on the form of this disease, there are many methods of diagnosis and treatment that can give a good quality of life.
- Difficulty in breathing
- Appetite loss
- Bleeding or discharge
- Weight loss
- Stamina loss
- Stiffness or lameness
- Sores that won’t heal
As such, you can’t do much to prevent cancer in animals, however, you can definitely increase the odds of gifting a cancer-free life to your pet if you remember the following:
- Breeding – Avoid those animals that have been either mass bred or have been raised at puppy mills.
- Environmental and household toxins – Exposure to certain chemicals in the air like; second-hand smoke, chemicals on the ground, ingestion of additives and preservatives in food can also multiply the risk of cancer in your pet.
We, at Hwy 401 Warden Pet Hospital, have a mission i.e. to minimize cancer threat from the lives of pets. We strive daily to accomplish our goal and we can proudly say that we have come a long way now. If you notice something fishy in your pet’s health, feel free to call us and book an appointment. Our extremely reliable and knowledgeable vet in Scarborough ensures that your pet gets treated in the least possible time.
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