5 Signs Dogs Might Have Cancer

Cancer is unfortunately a common illness in many dogs. So if you notice any of these signs in your dog, be sure to take your pup to the vet as soon as possible.

1. Limping. Sudden limping without injury is always something to be concerned about. If sudden limping is severe or lasts for longer than a day or two, you might want to schedule a vet exam.

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2. Loss of Appetite. Most dogs will eat at every given opportunity, but illness is the top cause of a loss of appetite. Loss of appetite is a sure sign that something is wrong internally with our pups, and catching cancers early is the best chance for a full recovery.

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3. Urgency to urinate. Dogs will often appear to be marking and straining with no urine coming out, and it could be that a tumor is putting pressure on the bladder causing the urgent feeling to go.


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4. Weight gain & enlarged abdomen. A number of reasons can cause weight gain in dogs, but if you notice an enlarged abdomen along with rapid weight gain you might want to pay close attention to the possible causes.

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5. Change in activity level. If you notice your dog has become less active, or even completely lethargic, be sure to have him checked out by a vet.

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