May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

You probably don’t realize it, but dogs and cats get cancer at approximately the same rate as people do. Unfortunately, 80% of pet parents know little or nothing about pet cancer.

Important Pet Cancer Facts

  1. Cancer accounts for nearly 50% of all disease-related pet deaths each year.
    Source: Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center
  2. Cancer is the #1 natural cause of death in older pets.
    Source: Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center
  3. Dogs get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans.
    Source: AVMA.org
  4. One in four dogs die of cancer.
    Source: MorrisAnimalFoundation.org
  5. Over 50% of the dogs over age 10 will die of cancer.
    Source: DogTopics.com
  6. Just like in humans, cancer can occur in virtually any part of your dog’s body.
    Source:DogTopics.com
  7. Approximately 1 in 4 dogs develops a tumor of some kind during his lifetime.
    Source:AVMA.org
  8. The cause of cancer in pets, just like people, is largely unknown.
    Source:Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center
  9. Common risks of obesity in pets include many forms of cancer.
    Source: PetObesityPrevention.com
  10. While cancer is not as common in cats as it is in dogs, it’s often more aggressive.
    Source: Wignall Animail Hospital

source: http://www.petcancerawareness.org