Cancer Signs in Cats
According to the Veterinary Cancer Society, the 10 most common signs of cancer in cats are:

Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow.
Sores that do not heal.
Weight loss.
Loss of appetite.
Bleeding or discharge from any body opening.
Offensive odor.
Difficulty eating or swallowing.
Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina.
Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating.
These signs can also be present in many other diseases; they do not necessarily mean your cat has cancer. Any cat showing any of the above signs should be examined by a veterinarian.

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Feline Cancer.

Each and every cat owner dreads the day that they discover a suspicious lump or growth on their cat’s body. Far too many problems are caused by panicking cat owners reacting in the wrong way to the discovery of a foreign body on their beloved moggy. Cancer does not measn the end of the line for you and your cat, as long as you deal with the problem in a calm and rational manner.

The instances of cancers which go undetected highlight the importance of checking your pet for abnormalities. This not only is a sensible measure to take as a precaution against cancer but it can also strengthen the bond between yourself and your cat.

The veterinary cancer society has compiled a list of the ten most common signs of cancer in cats.

Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow.
Sores that do not heal.
Weight loss.
Loss of appetite.
Bleeding or discharge from any body opening.
Offensive odor.
Difficulty eating or swallowing.
Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina.
Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating.

These conditions are not peculiar to cancer but they will always require medical attention.

Radiation therapy is available to cats nowadays, and more often than not proves to be effective, especially when the cancer is caught early on. The actual process does not cause papin to the cat but there are some side effects. Skin burn and alcerations can occur after treatment sessions. In localised tumors ( localised tumors are ones that haven’t sperad) treatment is a lot easier as the tumor will not need to removed, whereas a larger tumor will need to be removed and the remaining area will then need to be treated.

Diet is an important factor in the recooperation of cancer patients. Energy levels need to be maintained at a high level in order for the patient to be able to combat the disease. Cancer cells feed on the startch content in the cat’s diet, they steal the nutrients from the food that the cat eats, so it is imoerative that the level of startch in the diet is high. This may seemnon-sensical but the value of startch to the cat is too high to consider removing it from the diet in order to affect the cancer cells.

Your cat will be weakened by both the treatment and the illness so be sure to be gentle with her.

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