Cat Cancer Resources
This page is intended to be a starting point for you if interested in finding specific cat cancer information or cat cancer treatments.
In this article, we will discuss various subjects however more in-depth articles will be written to give you more detailed cat cancer information so please be sure to check back from time-to-time. If you would like more information regarding something cat cancer related, please Contact Us and we will help in whatever way possible.
Cat Cancer Symptoms
There are a number of cat cancer symptoms or warning signs to be aware of. The most important thing to look out for is anything different from their normal behavior. Excessive drooling, difficulty eating, rapid or labored breathing, vomiting or diarrhea.. these are all typical cat cancer symptoms. Signs will vary depending on the type, however there are common signs among most cat cancer types. Here’s a Top 10 Warning Signs of Cat Cancer (originally found on the Animal Cancer Foundation website):
- Swollen lymph nodes
- An enlarging or changing lump
- Abdominal distension
- Chronic weight loss
- Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
- Unexplained bleeding
- Straining to urinate
- Oral odor
Cat Cancer Types
There are hundreds of cat cancer types. Listing them all is near to impossible however we will discuss some of the most common forms of cat cancer here.
Cancer tends to be more common in cats than in people, but less common than in dogs (by about half). Sadly, cat cancer is usually more aggressive than in any other living creature. The most common forms are:
- Cat Lymphoma: said to be the most common form or cat cancer, and strongly associated with the feline leukemia virus.
- Fibrosarcoma: a soft tissue sarcoma that develops tumors in muscles and other body tissue.
- Oral Squamous Carcinoma: the most common oral malignancy and most aggressive.
Cat Cancer Diagnosis, now what?
A successful treatment of your cat’s cancer is strongly dependent on a definite diagnosis. Once you have received a proper diagnosis from your veterinarian, an appropriate treatment plan can be developed.
Consultations: Speak with your veterinarian or board certified veterinary oncologist about what type of treatments are appropriate for your cat’s specific type(s) of cancer. There are a number of treatment options available such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and alternative cancer treatment drugs (such as DCA). Each of these treatments options have their own “pluses” and “negatives.”
This topic will be discussed in greater detail in a future article. Please check back shortly.
Cat Cancer Conclusion
If you are reading this because you’re beloved pet has received a cat cancer diagnosis or scare, we’re so sorry. We understand how scary and devastating this can be. Most of us at PetDCA have lost a little loved one to cancer, which is why we are here. Had any of the information on this website been available when our loved ones needed it, or the DCA product, we firmly believe that we would have been able to be with them longer. Please feel free to Contact Us about any questions or concerns you may have.
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