It is a well-known fact that dogs aged 10 or above are at a 50% risk of developing cancer. Despite the fact that the risk of cancer increases with age, it does not differentiate and it is vital to be aware of how to examine your dog for symptoms.
At SASH, The Small Animal Specialist Hospital, we aim to educate people in Australia, just like you, about the primary symptoms of cancer in dogs. Identifying these symptoms early could be life-saving for your beloved pet. Our cancer specialists (Oncologists) have extensive experience and are eager to impart this knowledge to you.
What are the 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Dogs?
10. Lumps and bumps underneath your pet’s skin
To examine your dog for any unusual lumps or bumps under the skin, you can gently run your hands over its skin. However, it is not possible to determine whether a lump is cancerous or not by touch, so it is recommended to have it evaluated by a veterinarian.
Lumps can develop on any area of your dog’s body, including the spaces between its toes. Thus, it is beneficial if you can train your dog to allow you to examine its feet.