Today is National Animal Hospice Day!
In addition, the entire month of November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month! Be sure to check your pet for any of these symptoms. I advocate that you do a check of your pet at least 1-2 times per month. The most important thing is to get a baseline and continue to monitor for any changes. Possible signs to watch for include:
- Unusual fatigue and/or weakness
- Discoloration in urine or stools
- Bad breath
- Lumps, bumps, masses
- Excessive, unusual coughing or sneezing
- Loss of appetite
- Changes in quality of skin or coat
Please take some time in November to do a quick check of your pet. Prevention and early detection are critical when it comes to cancer.