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The #1 Killer of Dogs Over 2 Years of Age

Today it's time to talk about something very important. It's not happy or cheerful, but what I'm about to tell you could save your dog's life. There's a chance that this could affect your dog and it's crucial to be prepared.

Each year, more dogs over 2 years of age are caused by one disease than any other. Not only that, but it affects 1 in 3 dogs in the same age group. This disease is cancer. The statistics are sobering but true - your dog has a 30% chance of being affected by cancer at some point in their life.

Just the word “cancer” is scary. But cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence. Great progress has been made in the last few years when it comes to treating this disease. And a full 50% of all dogs with cancer are expected to survive—and that can even sometimes be higher.
When certain canine cancers are discovered early, the probability of a positive outcome is much higher than 50%. Routine veterinary care and wellness screenings are the best way to detect these kinds of problems early on, so make sure that your dog is seen by his vet on a regular basis.

Early detection is vital to the successful treatment of canine cancer. Today I want to tell you about the warning signs of cancer so you can monitor them.
Here are the Top 10 Signs of Cancer in Small Animals from the American Veterinary Medical Association:
  1. Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  2. Sores that do not heal
  3. Weight loss
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
  6. Offensive odor
  7. Difficulty eating or swallowing
  8. Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
  9. Persistent lameness or stiffness
  10. Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating
Remember, if you notice any of these problems it is best to take your dog to the vet so they can assess the situation.

One of the intimidating things about cancer is the cost of treatment. As you can imagine, cancer care is expensive. That is why I frequently tell my PetPlace subscribers about the importance of planning ahead and considering pet insurance. In my opinion, this is the best way to make sure you will always be able to provide for your dog's medical needs and give him the very best medical treatment. And if your dog is diagnosed with cancer, I think it's better to put your energy toward loving and taking care of her -not worrying about how to pay the bills.

I urge you to take a minute today to learn about the benefits of pet insurance and get an instant quote.

During these tough economic times, pet insurance is more important than ever. So please plan ahead. It could mean the difference between life and death for your dog

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