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Four common cancer symptoms your dog might be showing

Four common cancer symptoms your dog might be showing

Cancer is very scary, and according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, one in three dogs will develop cancer over the course of its lifetime.

However, by knowing which symptoms to look out for, you can catch this illness early on, which can make all the difference in your pet’s diagnosis.


A swollen stomach could be the first sign of a worrisome buildup of fluid, possibly caused by a tumor in the GI area.

Loss of appetite

If your pet is ignoring his dinner, this might mean that something is off. Your dog’s sudden change in appetite may result from bouts of nausea, which is associated with various different types of cancer.

Abnormal discharge

If an excessive amount of unusual fluids, such as blood or puss, are oozing from your pup, you should relay this information to your vet immediately.

Lump or mass

If your dog has developed a lump or mass, you should take him to the vet, who will likely perform a biopsy. You should be especially wary if this lump seems to be getting bigger as time goes on.

Disclaimer: This article is for general informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be providing medical advice and is not a substitute for such advice.