Cancer in cats

The word cancer cause immediate anxiety. Few moments in life make us feel so powerless. No matter who receives the diagnosis, concern inundates everyone in the family including your cat. Pussycat is not immune to the disease.

What is cancer? It is called cancer malignant tumors created by the accelerated cell that invades a body area growth. But not always stay in a specific area, the normal behavior of cancer is to spread, attacking other parts of the body.

How attacks your cat The amount of cats with cancer seems to be a mystery among veterinary experts. While some say the disease is more common in kittens than in dogs, others say the opposite.

At some points they agree; • The reason for the confusion is that as the cat does not complain of pain until the damage is already severe, when they finally discover what often happens is too late;. • The only visible and easy to diagnose tumors are those that appear on the skin.

Types of cancer

• Lymphoma: The most common type of cancer, the cause of 1/3 of all cases in cats, associated with feline leukemia virus (FeLV English). This is watered through the lymph nodes and the bloodstream reaching any tissue and organ in the body.

• Skin cancer caused by long hours in the sun. Their biggest victims are senior cats, white-haired or hairless cats. Tumors can appear anywhere on the body, but especially the eyelids, nose, mouth and ears.

• Cancer in the mouth: Caused by squamous cell carcinoma. His appearance is that of an ulcer that does not heal. It appears on your gums or tongue preventing feed the cat properly.

Causes of cancer in cats: Cancer comes from genetic and environmental factors. Some develop because the trend is already in the gene, others grow due to specific circumstances of the environment where the cat lives. It is not always recognized with certainty the cause of cancer, but have been highlighted certain details of normal life Pussycat who can develop the disease, for example; • ultraviolet rays to spend long hours in the sun; • Virus as feline leukemia; • Cigarettes: secondhand smoke is also harmful to your pets

Cancer Symptoms: As mentioned the cat will not complain of pain in a specific area, but his behavior change will be the sign that something is wrong with your system. Early detection is the best way to control the disease. Any of these symptoms are enough to alarm you and take it to the vet; • Lump or swollen area anywhere in the body; • Sores that bleed and do not heal; • Any type of discharge; • Bad breath; • Lethargy; • Loss of appetite / weight; • diarrhea or vomiting • irritated skin; • Difficulty urinating or defecating; • Hair opaque due to loss of interest in clean

Treatment: This depends on the type of cancer and the stage is. Surgery is the treatment most often used to remove the tumor without causing further damage to the body. But if the tumor is then washed down the diagnosis include chemotherapy and / or radiotherapy.

. Prevention: Cancer is not easy to prevent, but following a few basic steps can help prevent the disease touch your kitten; • vaccines on time: Keeping your shots a day is important. There is a vaccine for feline leukemia, a major cause of cancer in the feline population. This bears some controversy, but the best way to decide is by educating yourself. Consultation with veterinary; • Sterilization:.. The best way to prevent breast cancer is taking your cat to be sterilized; • Control your hours in the sun: As much as I enjoy a little morning sun (which is less strong) is sufficient;. • Keep it indoors