Common Symptoms of Pet Cancer

Last Modified: September 17, 2012

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What are signs and symptoms that my pet may have cancer?

Erika Krick, VMD, DACVIM Veterinary Medical Oncologist, University of Pennsylvania, responds:


Some common signs of cancer in pets include a lump that you can see or feel, wounds that do not heal, and unexplained weight loss, decreased appetite, or loss of energy. More specific signs depend on the specific type of cancer.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from When a Beloved Pet has Cancer.

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