Animals are not immune to cancer. Approximately one in four dogs and one in five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime, according to the Animal Cancer Foundation. These statistics emphasize the importance of supporting National Pet Cancer Awareness Month in November, a time designated to prompt people to fight pet cancer. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) understands the best line of defense is education and encourages the pet-owning public to learn more about cancer by visiting its veterinarian-written and peer-reviewed pet health website, TexVetPets.org.
TexVetPets provides accurate and reliable information on a range of pet health topics, including cancer. The website’s articles on cancer cover diagnostic testing, treatment options and prognoses. TVMA member Suzanne Brown, DVM, who practices at Belton Small Animal Clinic in Belton and runs Central Texas Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound, wrote the article and focused on the variability of cancer.