Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cancer the Number One Killer in Pets

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Diana Geiger
BellaOnline's Exotic Pets Editor


Cancer the Number One Killer in Pets
It can’t happen to me. It won’t happen to my pet. This is only something that affects other people, or other people’s pets. I was naive enough to believe that, very long ago; until it happened to me. What am I babbling about; cancer. Cancer is the number one killer of dogs, cats, and many exotic pets.

One day it may invade your life. You may hear those dreaded words, your pet has cancer. After the shock of learning your pet has cancer. You will be given treatment options to consider. At some point through, through this series of events, you will be sitting in waiting rooms and will have the opportunity to talk with other people whose pets have cancer.

It is going to occur to you, it’s going to feel like a huge boulder falling in front of your car while driving down the road; there are a lot of animals with cancer. It may stun you at first. However, you are going to have to stand up, become empowered, take charge, and become an advocate for your pet.

Cancer is a frightening word; it will be a very emotional time for you, your family, and your pet. Remember, animals pick up on emotions and it will affect them. The last thing they need is additional stress. Seek out other people going through the same thing, or a support group. You don’t have to go through this alone.

Hopefully, you are reading this before you have a pet, or before your pet develop cancer. While cancer is no longer necessarily a death sentence, in fact, an animal has a very good chance of survival with the medical advances in cancer treatments. Huge strides have been made in the treatment of cancer. Consult with a veterinary oncology, or veterinary oncologist.

However, what works best is cancer prevention. READ MORE Cancer the Number One Killer in Pets

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