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Monday, November 13, 2017

Pet Cancer Awareness Month: How Can You Protect Your Pets?

November is Pet Cancer Awareness month and the perfect opportunity to explore ways we can help protect our best friends.

Did you know that many of the cancers humans get can also affect pets?

It makes sense when you think about it. We share the same environments, are exposed to the same toxins, we share love and companionship as the human-animal bond, and our DNA or genomes are similar. The human genome and canine genome are 90% identical.

Cancer treatments vary depending on the form of cancer. Just like in humans, some dogs and cats can be treated with chemotherapy and others need to undergo amputations. The good news is that experts say 50% of pet cancers are curable if detected in the early stages.

To read more on this story, click here: Pet Cancer Awareness Month: How Can You Protect Your Pets?

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