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It's A Dog's Life - YOUR Dog's! Newsletter
October 15, 2012
Save your dog's life with dog first aid!
Whether you're new to dog ownership, or a long-time friend; have a puppy, or care for a senior dog; own a purebred, or a cross from the rescue center; regardless of your situation, your dog is precious to you.
You want only the best for your dog, just like you want the best for every member of your family. This newsletter has the Dog Information and resources you need to give your dog the best -- the best of health, the best of safety, the best of lifelong well being.
With some prevention and some planning, you can keep your dog healthy and safe, for years to come.
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October is finally here, and rather than talk about all the cute ways you could dress your puppy up for Halloween (which I'm sure you're already aware of), I want to talk about something a little more serious. As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year millions of dollars are donated and hundreds of thousands of people participate in walks and awareness events to help spread the knowledge of breast cancer to the public.
Many people might not know this, but dogs are one of the only non-human species that can contract most of the same types of cancer that humans can. It's actually extremely common among dogs, and 1 out of every 4 dogs will die due to Dog Cancer, according to research done by the Morris Animal Foundation. Just like with humans, awareness and early detection is the key to Dog Cancer Treatment, so here are a few early warning signs of Dog Cancers that you should keep an eye out for.
First of all, certain breeds seem to be more susceptible to cancer than others. These breeds include:
These aren't the only types of dogs that have been known to get cancer, just the most common ones. As stated above, dogs have been known to get most of the common Types Of Dog Cancer, including:
Because of the array of cancer types, early signs can show up in virtually any part of the body. First of all, lumps that appear suddenly are a strong indication, although you have to remember that not every lump means cancer is taking hold. Changes in existing lumps can also signal cancer, especially if they change size or shape. Runny noses have been frequently seen in dogs with cancer, as well as drainage or discharge from the ears.
Cancer may also appear as trouble urinating or traces of blood in the urine. Additionally, diarrhea and vomiting are Dog Cancer Symptoms as well as foul breath or excess drool.
You may be reading that paragraph and thinking that these are pretty much the same symptoms that other diseases have. Some of them, bad breath, drooling, runny noses, well those are just symptoms that your dog is a dog! It's true that most of these symptoms appear with other diseases, but in any case it's important to get your pup checked out anytime he's not acting “himself.” Early prevention could make all the difference.
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