November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
American Veterinary Medical Association.
It is never too late to learn the warning signs of pet cancer. Cancer is not strictly a “human” condition. As the No. 1 disease-related killer of dogs and cats, cancer claims millions of pets each year.
Signs of Cancer
The importance of annual check-ups regardless of the age of your pet is critical in the prevention of cancer. Here are the top 10 early warning signs of pet cancer listed out by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
- Sores that do not heal
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
- Offensive odor
- Difficulty eating or swallowing
- Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
- Persistent lameness or stiffness
- Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating
Steps to Avoid Cancer in Your Pet
Keeping your pet active with a healthy weight and on a high quality diet will prevent some forms of cancer. Obesity is a major cause of cancer in pets. Having your pet spayed or neutered will drastically decrease the chance of various reproductive cancers.
Other available dogs-
Godiva- Pit bull. Loves being with people and going for walks. Needs high secure fencing.
Manny- Male Pug/terrier. Walks and toys are his passion. Nice boy
Spice- Male terrier blend. Found with 4 other dogs. A little shy but friendly. Plays with toys and doing well on leash.
Chuck is a Bengal cat. 2 years old. Beautiful colors. Should probably be the only cat in the home. Loves being petted.
All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.
The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 11am until 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call 702-346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268
The animals submitted to the media may have changed so please visit our Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals. www.mesquiteanimalshelter.petfinder.com
Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information. https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVAnimalControl and https://www.facebook.com/FRIENDSOFMESQUITENVANIMALSHELTER