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Dog Skin Cancer Symptoms and Treatment

Dog Skin CancerDog skin cancer is fairly common and can be a scary prospect, but it doesn’t have to mean it’s all over for your furry friend. Dogs naturally develop tumors more easily than cats – up to six times – but their tumors are more likely to be benign. If you know the signs of canine skin cancer then you can easily detect any irregularities in your dog’s skin with thorough inspections. It is not known exactly what causes skin cancer in dogs, but exposure to the sun appears to be a link, and certain breeds, as well as dogs with light and/or thin coats, statistically develop dog skin cancer more often than others.

Cat Skin Cancer Symptoms and Treatment

Cat Skin CancerFeline skin cancer is the most common form of cancer that affects cats. The causes are unknown; though it is possible exposure to sunlight is a probable factor—since cat skin cancer appears most often in white cats or humans with light colored skin. The cancer usually begins to appear in cats older than six years.

Cat skin cancer often appears on the ears, or other areas with very thin layers of fur. It may begin as small lumps under the skin, which will irritate the cat and cause it to lick and bite the spot. Once hair begins to fall out of the area affected by the tumor, or the cat has bitten or scratched it, it may appear similar to other cat skin conditions.