My Pet Has Cancer. Now What?

The longer our pets live, the more sloppy kisses, morning snuggles, and long walks we get to enjoy with them. Nothing is without a tradeoff, though. As pets live longer their risk of being affected by cancer increases as well. In fact, one in four pets who reaches his or her senior years will be diagnosed with this unfortunate condition.

When a four-legged family member is diagnosed, many pet owners don’t know where to turn. If your pet has cancer, Mountainview Veterinary Hospital is here for you.

Defining Cancer

Cancer is a commonly used word, but it can remain vague. If your pet has cancer, it can mean a lot of things because cancer can affect any part of the body. Where the cancer is and how it is affecting the body’s normal structure and function can vary greatly.