Symptoms of Cancer in Your Pets

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Cancer can manifest in a variety of symptoms affecting various areas of your pet’s body.  These signs and symptoms can be masked or go undetected.

Masses that could be cancerous will appear on the surface of the skin in the shape of a lump or knot A majority of those masses can be removed and considered cured with no further treatment.

However, that is not always the case.  Just like with humans, cancer can be a silent killer, growing in our pets.  Pets tend to have a higher pain tolerance and can’t verbalize not feeling well, so cancer can go undetected for a while. Most cancers are diagnosed while a vet is examining your pet for a different condition.

Signs to watch for:

  • Not eating or eating infrequently
  • Vomiting
  • Blood in their urine
  • Losing weight
  • Lethargic
  • Inability to be comfortable when resting, restlessness

Some of the most common cancerous conditions range from lymphoma and skin cancer to bone, chest or splenic (spleen) masses.  Most of these cancers are treatable, and with a Pet Insurance Policy, the cost may be more manageable. 

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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 pet parents and their furry family members.  Get your free quote today. 

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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.