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Cancer in cats

Cancer is a disease that all associate with suffering and death. This condition is present only in humans but in animals, including cats. Cancer in cats is unfortunately just as serious as in humans but not necessarily the end. If the first symptoms are identified early and appropriate treatment the animal receives, there is every chance that the cat to pass safely over this terrible disease.

Feline cancer can affect almost any organ in the body important pet. Symptoms include vomiting cat cancer, lethargy and diarrhea. But many signs of the disease will depend on the type of cancer. It also will form a bulge on the surface of the cancer but will not be notified if the disease is present in an internal organ.

Tumors on the skin are rare in cats than in dogs, but cats if these tumors are almost always malignant (spread quickly, are more difficult to treat and more dangerous). One of the most common form of cancer in cats is lymphosarcoma (stomach tumor, small intestine and colon).



If your cat shows any symptoms of cancer, you should seek immediate with the cat to a veterinarian. If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, there are several ways in which to handle the situation. If the tumor is benign but will not need surgery to remove a diseased cells. However, if the tumor is malignant, probably will appeal to chemotherapy. This treatment can be very unpleasant for the animal that you feel dizzy and you vomit, among other undesirable effects. Moreover, chemotherapy does not guarantee healing and happy even in cases when treatment results, there is a high risk of relapse. For these reasons, cat owner needs to think carefully before making a decision on treatment cat.
There are several things that a cat owner can make to help their pet to recover after cancer diagnosis or even completely avoid illness. All pets, but mainly white-haired cats should be protected from excessive exposure to sunlight. Meanwhile, a diet rich in antioxidants help to protect the animal against free radicals, very dangerous for healthy dog.

The owner of a cat diagnosed with cancer should be aware that there are no miracle cures as how the disease will be tackled depends on his decision. Comfort your pet should be a priority.