Cancer affects cats too

Cancer affects cats too

Unfortunately el cancer that affects humans also affect million cats. It is difficult to know for sure how many cats suffer from it since it is an animal that hardly complains and does not show apparent signs of pain unless it is in very serious terms.

Can affect any cat regardless of age but there are more cases in senior cats since, according to studies, the youngest are less likely to suffer from it. It is difficult to determine the cause of this disease but according to studies it is believed that it is given more by genetics although it can be caused by external causes such as the environment, for example the fact that there are smokers at home.

Various types of cancer

Lymphoma. It is the most common, affecting one in three cats worldwide. It is associated with the feline leukemia virus, the probability of which can be known by testing the cat for leukemia, and if the cat is positive it does not mean that it will suffer from it but that it is likely to suffer from it at some point in its life. If, on the other hand, the test is negative, you have practically no chances of suffering it.

Skin cancer. Caused by the sun's rays to cats that are exposed to it for a long time. But this type of cancer is more common in albino cats (very prone to this disease), elderly cats and felines without fur.

Mouth cancer. It is similar to ulcers that do not seem to heal and is caused by squamous cell carcinoma. It usually appears on the tongue and gums causing the animal not to feed properly.

Although the cat is not given to show pain unless it is in extreme cases, if we notice that it changes its character, behavior or habits It may be the time to be suspicious and therefore take him to the vet to make sure he is well.

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