Top 4 Ways There is Hope For Pets With Cancer
Cancer isn’t just a danger to humans, but to our furry friends, too.
Fortunately, there are organizations and researchers combating pet cancer, keeping your furry friends healthy well into their old age. The dog walkers of Philadelphia help support these organizations everyday.
In honor of National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, let’s take a look at some quick facts about cancer in pets:
- According to Blue Buffalo Pet Cancer Awareness, about half of all pets who die of illness die of cancer.
- Roughly 25 percent of all dogs will develop some sort of tumor over the course of their life. However, most tumors don’t threaten the animal’s life and often times are not even cancerous.
- Fortunately, there is hope for pets. Many pet cancers can be cured and nearly every pet can be helped with a proper treatment plan in place.
- Pet and human cancer research and treatment are mutually beneficial. Research conducted in animals can be helpful in treating humans with cancer, and much of the already established research on human oncology can be used to help pets!
To support the fight against pet cancer, consider checking out year-round local support events from the National Canine Cancer Foundation or volunteer with the Paws 4 Life Dog Walk today!