Monday, May 3, 2010

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know it's Pet Cancer Awareness Month. With our beloved friends living longer they are becoming susceptible to some of the same ravages of time that we are. Blue Buffalo is one of the Brands we sell over at the pet store and they are raising money to fight Animal Cancer. From their website on Pet Cancer Awareness I got these Pet Cancer Facts to share with you.

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


I have also included some videos over on the left about Pet Cancer sponsored by Betty White.

It was cancer that finally got to my friend Fitzs at 18 years old and I miss him terribly.

4 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Important post today. We lost a dog and a cat to cancer and it's so devastating for everyone. Thanks for this information and reminders to watch for it in our pets.

Christine said...

Cancer is so awful. In humans AND in pets!! So sorry about your friend Fitzs. :(

April said...

Hi Beaded Tail I'm sorry you lost your friends to cancer too.

April said...

Thanks Christine, I was lucky though it didn't hit him till very late in his life. Though I wish it hadn't hit at all I will always be glad of the time I had with him.