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The 10 Early Warning Signs of Cancer in Your Pet

By PetcoBlogger on May. 8, 2017

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Did you know that pet cancer is the No. 1 health problem for dogs and cats? Did you also know that dogs and cats get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans? And there’s more: Cancer is the leading disease-related killer among dogs and cats, accounting for nearly 50% of these deaths. Here's the good news: Detected early, pet cancer can be effectively treated.

Help catch pet cancers early. Here are the 10 early pet cancer warning signs to look for:

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  1. Swollen lymph nodes
  2. Unusual lump or bump
  3. Loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss
  4. Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
  5. Abnormal bleeding
  6. Offensive oral odor
  7. Coughing
  8. Abdominal distension
  9. Lameness or stiffness
  10. Difficulty urinating

If your pet is exhibiting any of these early warning signs, make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible. You can help prevent your pet from developing pet cancer by keeping him away from environmental toxins like lawn fertilizers and surface and rug cleaners that have warning labels relative to children and pets. Many veterinarians see a link between environmental toxins and cancer.

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To help the fight against pet cancer, click here to donate.

One of the best ways to help keep your dog healthy is with the food you choose

Same with your cat.

Did you know that our seven point grooming check-up might help identify new lumps and bumps in your pet?

Watch how actress Betty White and Blue Buffalo Dog Food are helping to fight pet cancer.

 

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by PlaySAFE
‎09-24-2015 06:50 AM

This blog is right.  Did you know that Purdue University found lawn chemicals in the urine of over 70% of the pets in their study.  So, if fertilizers freak you out a little, we have a solution that is only sold by vets and pet stores, we make an organic fertilizer for the dog's lawn (no chemicals, no manures, low salt, etc.) check us out at www.playsafepet.com

This blog is right.  Did you know that Purdue University found lawn chemicals in the urine of over 70% of the pets in their study.  So, if fertilizers freak you out a little, we have a solution that is only sold by vets and pet stores, we make an organic fertilizer for the dog's lawn (no chemicals, no manures, low salt, etc.) check us out at www.playsafepet.com

Posted on Sep. 24, 2015
by JoAnn Tarantino
‎04-30-2017 05:37 AM

ALL pet owners should be aware of lawn services spraying for weeds. Our cats were poisoned every 6-8 weeks and then we discovered the chemicals used caused horrible pancreatitis and other illnesses. Since discovery, we are on a notification list in our state. Companies need to let us know 24-48 hours before applications. This allows us to keep them in 2 days at least and then I water down yard and let dry before they are allowed out.  We have a fenced in yard but chemicals go airborne into it. This website is also good for people with asthma and other breathing illnesses.  It is the law in some states.  You will be amazed at how much poison is applied around you! Most are under Department of Natural Resources.

ALL pet owners should be aware of lawn services spraying for weeds. Our cats were poisoned every 6-8 weeks and then we discovered the chemicals used caused horrible pancreatitis and other illnesses. Since discovery, we are on a notification list in our state. Companies need to let us know 24-48 hours before applications. This allows us to keep them in 2 days at least and then I water down yard and let dry before they are allowed out.  We have a fenced in yard but chemicals go airborne into it. This website is also good for people with asthma and other breathing illnesses.  It is the law in some states.  You will be amazed at how much poison is applied around you! Most are under Department of Natural Resources.

Posted on Apr. 30, 2017
by Jackie Page
‎05-10-2017 03:39 PM

You leave out one of the most probable causaes of pet cancer - Carrageenan. 

Carrageenan is contained in most canned pet foods. It's used as a cheap emulsifier. 

Carrageenan is a VERY STRONG Carcinogen. So strong - that is used in laboratories to trigger cancer in test animals.  

Manufacturers will tell you that they use the "Safe" form of Carrageenan (I believe the high molecular form is considered the"safe" form - and the low molecular weight is considered the Unsafe form.)  However - THERE IS NO SAFE FORM.  Because the "safe" form is converted to the unsafe form in the stomach.  It should NOT be included in any pet foods.

[Nor, in people foods - where it is also very common - especially in dairy products, but, other foods as well (Even Soups, Breads, etc)].

Can you get through to the manufacturers to get them to stop using Carrageenan??

You leave out one of the most probable causaes of pet cancer - Carrageenan. 

Carrageenan is contained in most canned pet foods. It's used as a cheap emulsifier. 

Carrageenan is a VERY STRONG Carcinogen. So strong - that is used in laboratories to trigger cancer in test animals.  

Manufacturers will tell you that they use the "Safe" form of Carrageenan (I believe the high molecular form is considered the"safe" form - and the low molecular weight is considered the Unsafe form.)  However - THERE IS NO SAFE FORM.  Because the "safe" form is converted to the unsafe form in the stomach.  It should NOT be included in any pet foods.

[Nor, in people foods - where it is also very common - especially in dairy products, but, other foods as well (Even Soups, Breads, etc)].

Can you get through to the manufacturers to get them to stop using Carrageenan??

Posted on May. 10, 2017
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