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Possible signs of cancer in a Corgi

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    Possible signs of cancer in a Corgi

    Cancer awereness week in the USA and the couple of years when Taylor and I raised thousands of dollars for the NZ Cancer Society, brings to mind that cancer in dogs is the fourth most common type of claim received by pet insurance companies.

    The key to successful treatments is early diagnosis.

    Here are the signs of cancer in dogs;

    Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow.

    Sores that do not heal.

    Weight loss.

    Loss of appetite.

    Bleeding or discharge from body openings.

    Offensive odour.

    Difficulty eating or swallowing.

    Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina.

    Persistent lameness or stiffness.

    Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating.

    A Corgi with cancer can show just one of these signs or a few of them. A Corgi with one or even more than one of these signs may not necessarily have cancer - it could be another health issue.
    Last edited by Michael Romanos; 11-20-2012 at 04:56 AM.
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    Michael - unsure where you got this... Unsourced as always.

    One key symptom not on this list - Change or a Loss of appetite.

    This was something we should of paid closer attention to with Fergie - It was the first sign that something wrong and we should have gotten her to the vet then.
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    Good one, Pat.
    Loss of appetite was left off the list by mistake. On the list it followed loss of weight.
    I have corrected the list as you can see so that it doesn't miss any of the points of reference towards possible cancer.

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