What Is Cancer?
Cancer is a class of diseases in which cells grow uncontrollably, invade surrounding tissue, and can spread to other areas of the body. As with people, pets can get various types of cancer. There is no known single cause of cancer in pets, however we do know that it can be hereditary or due to environmental factors.
What Symptoms Can Pets Exhibit?
Symptoms may include lumps, swelling, abnormal discharge, lethargy, rapid weight loss, sudden lameness, and lack of appetite. If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, you will want to visit a veterinarian as soon as possible.
At Wright Animal Hospital, we offer oncology services for pets including testing and treatments. Cancer can be diagnosed through x-rays, biopsy, ultrasound or bloodwork as well as other diagnostic measures. Please call us at (847) 299-0135 if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for your pet.
OCSA 5K to Benefit Cancer Awareness
Join us on Sunday, September 13, 2015 for the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) 5K Dog Walk and Fun Run!
This year, there are two convenient walk locations: St. Charles and Niles. Our very own Dr. Kristin Junkas, an OCSA board member and chair person, will have a walk team registered for Wright Animal Hospital.
To register for the 5K Dog Walk and Fun Run, or make a donation if you cannot attend, visit the OCSA website here.