Cancer Exams – The Big C

By: Jamie Jordan –

With so many advances in veterinary medicine, cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence for your pet. Annual visits to your veterinarian and keeping a watchful eye on unusual pet behavior, weight loss, lumps, bumps, and wounds that won’t heal can lead to an early diagnosis and give your pet a fighting chance.

Dogs and cats do age at a much faster rate than humans do. This is why annual exams are so important. These exams give us a baseline for your healthy pet so that when things are off they can be easily detected. An early diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death.

Sudden unexplained changes in your pet are often signs that he or she isn’t feeling well. If your pet has suddenly become painful, lethargic, or has a loss of appetite you should seek a veterinarian’s assistance, as these could be signs of cancer or a tumor.

Lumps, bumps, swelling, and wounds that won’t heal can also be symptoms of cancer. While these things can be caused by other ailments, it is still highly recommended that you bring them to your veterinarian’s attention, as early detection can save your pet’s life.

Cancer is a scary topic for any pet owner. No one wants their pet to suffer and with all of the advances in veterinary medicine, it’s not necessary. Our goal is to keep your pets happy and to work with you to make decisions on treatment options that make sense for you and your family. If you have any questions or concerns please call us at 931-427-8383.

Ardmore Companion Animal Hospital
25547 Main Street
Ardmore,TN 38449
Phone: (931) 427-8383