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Cáncer en perros y gatos

Cancer in Dogs and Cats: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

On World Cancer Day, we join together not only to reflect on the impact of this disease on people’s lives, but also to consider its prevalence in humanity’s most faithful companions: our dogs and cats. We recognise the importance of our pets as family members and understand how crucial it is to stay informed about their health and well-being. Cancer, a complex and challenging disease, also affects our beloved pets, and today, more than ever, it is essential to talk about its signs, symptoms and treatments.

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a disease characterised by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells in the body. It can manifest itself through tumours, affecting various organs and tissues. On this World Cancer Day, let’s remember that, although our pets may face similar challenges to humans in this battle, their symptoms and treatments may differ significantly.

Symptoms of cancer in dogs and cats

On this awareness day, it is vital to stress the importance of watching out for signs of cancer in dogs and cats. These may include:

  • Nodules or masses that change in size or texture.
  • Non-healing lesions.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Changes in appetite or eating difficulties.
  • Lethargy or disinterest in previously enjoyed activities.
  • Persistent pain or difficulty moving
  • Respiratory difficulties or impaired organ function.



Causes and Risk Factors

On this World Cancer Day, it is time to reflect on the causes and risk factors for cancer in pets. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors may influence its development. Although we cannot always prevent the disease, understanding these factors can help us take steps to better care for our companions.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis of cancer in pets may include physical examinations, laboratory tests and imaging procedures. Today, on World Cancer Day, we underline the importance of early and accurate diagnosis. Treatment options vary and may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and in some cases, holistic approaches, always seeking to preserve the quality of life of our pets.



Prevention and Care

Let’s remember that, although not all cancers are preventable, taking our pets for regular veterinary check-ups and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can make a significant difference. The care and love we provide can be key in the prevention and management of this disease. You can find more information on this topic here.


This World Cancer Day, we stand in solidarity with all those whose lives have been touched by this disease, including the furriest members of our families. At Maikai Pets, we understand the concern and love that every owner feels for their pet, and that is why we are committed to offering the highest quality in each of our products, offering natural and responsible alternatives that benefit our furry friends.

Call to Action

Today, we make a special call for awareness and love: if you notice any worrying changes in your pet, please consult your veterinarian. Early detection and appropriate treatment are vital. At MAIKAI Pets, we are with you every step of the way, providing support, understanding and expert care.