National Pet Cancer Awareness Month


Pet Cancer Month

1 min read
Jan 26, 2022

It's National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the number one disease-related cause of death for dogs and cats and it's important that we know the signs and symptoms to detect the disease as early as possible.

Monitor your pet closely and if you notice any of these symptoms consult your veterinarian.  Due to the advances in early recognition, diagnosis, and treatments pets have a better chance of successfully recovering with treatment than ever before. 

Signs and Symptoms of Pet Cancer:

  • Suspicious lumps that develop on or under your pet's skin (these should be biopsied by your veterinarian) 
  • Enlarged stomach 
  • Wounds that do not heal 
  • Sudden and persistent lack of appetite 
  • Coughing and difficulty breathing
  • Lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea and changes in urination

Possible Treatment:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Continuous research is being conducted 

What Can You Do Now?

Keep your pets healthy with a high-quality food diet, exercise, and regular visits with your veterinarian, and spay or neuter your pet before its first cycle.

Consider Investing in Pet Insurance 

Looking for more ways to keep your pets happy and healthy? Consider investing in a pet insurance policy with MetLife Pet Insurance.1  We offer dog insurance and cat insurance policies for your furry family members.  Get your free quote today. 

Protect your Pets

Coverage in 3 Easy Steps

Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances.   

1 Pet Insurance offered by MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, and Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, in those states where MetGen’s policies are available. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is the policy administrator authorized by IAIC and MetGen to offer and administer pet insurance policies. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC was previously known as PetFirst Healthcare, LLC and in some states continues to operate under that name pending approval of its application for a name change. The entity may operate under an alternate, assumed, and/or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions as approved, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota), MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois), and such other alternate, assumed, or fictitious names approved by certain jurisdictions.

2 Provided all terms of the policy are met. Application is subject to underwriting review and approval. Like most insurance policies, insurance policies issued by IAIC and MetGen contain certain deductibles, co-insurance, exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, and terms for keeping them in force. For costs, complete details of coverage and exclusions, and a listing of approved states, please contact MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC.