Recognizing symptoms
How can I detect cancer early?
Gather as much information as possible by e.g. keeping a journal on the behavior or changes occurring in your dog. Pay attention to the following symptoms:
  • Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  • Sores that don’t heal
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
  • Offensive odor (e.g. coming from the mouth)
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing
  • Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating


References
  1. https://ebusiness.avma.org/files/productdownloads/cancer_brochure.pdf