Important Pet Cancer 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.


4. One in four dogs die of cancer.


5. Over 50% of the dogs over age 10 will die of cancer.


6. Just like in humans, cancer can occur in virtually any part of your dog’s body.

7. Approximately 1 in 4 dogs develops a tumor of some kind during his lifetime.

8. The cause of cancer in pets, just like people, is largely unknown.

Source:Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center

9. Common risks of obesity in pets include many forms of cancer.


10. While cancer is not as common in cats as it is in dogs, it’s often more aggressive.

Source: Wignall Animal Hospital

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