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Pet Cancer Awareness

by PetFirst Pet Insurance
11 years ago

Did you know that May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month?  It might seem like there is a month for every cause these days, but we’re here to tell you that pet cancer is no trivial matter!  In fact, it accounts for almost HALF of all disease-related pet deaths, and is the #1 cause of death in older pets.  Here are some other eye-opening facts:

 
1. Cancer accounts for nearly 50% of all disease-related pet deaths each year. Source: Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center
 
2. Cancer is the #1 natural cause of death in older pets. Source: Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center
 
3. Dogs get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans. Source: AVMA.org
 
4. One in four dogs die of cancer.  Source: MorrisAnimalFoundation.org
 
5. Over 50% of the dogs over age 10 will die of cancer. Source: DogTopics.com
 
6. Just like in humans, cancer can occur in virtually any part of your dog’s body. Source: DogTopics.com
 
7. Approximately 1 in 4 dogs develops a tumor of some kind during his lifetime. Source: AVMA.org
 
8. The cause of cancer in pets, just like people, is largely unknown. Source: Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center
 
Won’t you consider donating to the cause of Pet Cancer research?  Click here to find out how you can help, through The Blue Buffalo Foundation for Pet Cancer Research.

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