Your pet is a beloved family member, and finding a lump that has suddenly popped up can be frightening. Your mind no doubt instantly thinks of cancer, although that may not always be the case. Some lumps and bumps can appear for other reasons, including allergic reactions, cysts, and abscesses, none of which are malignant. Some tumors, such as lipomas (i.e., fatty tumors), are benign. Before you panic about your pet’s lump, schedule an appointment with Otay Pet Vets for a comprehensive physical exam and workup of your pet, to diagnose the cause.
While each cancer develops and affects pets uniquely, several signs frequently indicate your pet may have cancer. During your furry friend’s appointment, let us know if you’ve noticed any of the following issues with your pet, in addition to the new lump:
Remember—having one or two of these problems does not necessarily mean cancer is wreaking havoc, which makes a thorough evaluation with diagnostic testing so important.
To learn the appearance of potential cancer warning signs in your pet, let’s take a look at the signs of common cancers.
While many cancer warning signs can signal a different disease process, such as kidney failure, liver disease, autoimmune disorders, or osteoarthritis, a quick, accurate diagnosis is important. Some cancer types can be treatable if caught early enough, while early treatment can hold other cancers at bay, and extend your pet’s life, usually with good quality of life.
The treatment regimen with Tramadol at site is prescribed on an individual basis, taking into account the cause and clinic of the pain syndrome, its intensity and duration. As a rule, in oncology, it is desirable to reduce the duration of the break between doses and slightly increase the dosage of the drug.
Have you noticed an unusual lump in your best friend, or any of the other cancer warning signs? Don’t wait—call us to schedule an appointment.