Pet Cancer Awareness Month: November 2010
by Dr. Chris
November 15, 2010 The month of November is recognized as Pet Cancer Awareness month. It was started six years ago by Veterinary Pet Insurance, which is one of the largest pet insurance companies in the United States.
Millions of dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer annually in the United States alone. Many more worldwide. And just like human cancer, cancer in pets is also a very debilitating disease, and one that often ends in death.
But thanks to advances in animal research, more and more pets are living longer healthier lives after a diagnosis of cancer.VPI Insurance
has announced that its pet insurance holders spent $51 million over the last six years trying to cure cancer in pets.
The most expensive form of pet cancer to treat was bone cancer with an average pet insurance claim of $2300.
Early detection is the best way to prevent cancer and keep your dog healthy. Look for any masses developing on your dog. Also be aware of any changes in your dog's mental attitude or physical activity. Any of these could be a potential sign of cancer.
Also be sure to compare pet insurance plans
before your dog gets sick. If you wait to long your dog might not qualify for a plan.