Cat cancer is an unfortunately common pet malady.
Pets develop cancer for a variety of reasons.
Cat tumors, also called neoplasia, include various types of abnormal growths caused by uncontrolled cell division.
The neoplastic (tumor) cells are not self-regulated like normal cells.
Benign cat tumors are noncancerous. They do not spread to other body parts and rarely fatal.
Malignant cat tumors are cancerous. They destroy surrounding tissue, spreading to other parts of the body.
Luckily, treatment options are plentiful.
If you think your pet may have cat cancer, consult your veterinarian immediately for a proper diagnosis.
Cat Cancer Symptoms
Cat cancer typically manifests as unusual lumps or tumors.
Some cancers appear as foul body odor, persistent skin sores, litter box issues, loss of appetite, unexplained bleeding or lethargy.
Cat Cancer Causes
- Basal cell tumors
- Fatty tumors
- Mast cell tumors
- Sebaceous cysts
- Squamous cell carcinoma
Most Common Types of Cat Cancer
Cat cancer is treatable if addressed quickly. Bring your cat in for regular check-ups annually.
If you think your cat suffers from any of the types of cancer listed below, consult your veterinarian immediately.
Blood cancer is also known as lymphoma.
A cat’s lymphatic system regulates and maintains the flow of fluids throughout the body.
If cancerous cells are circulating throughout the body, they can collect in the lymph nodes, where lymphoma develops.
As such, symptoms include swollen lymph nodes.
It is believed cats contract lymphoma through exposure to Feline Leukemia Virus.
Many veterinarians offer an effective vaccination for Feline Leukemia Virus.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
The types of cells that form on a cat’s skin are called squamous cells.
They also line passages of the respiratory and digestive tracts.
Squamous cells typically develop cancer in a cat’s mouth or in the body.
Mouth cancer can present as bad breath or mouth sores.
It may be caused by exposure to secondhand smoke.
Skin lesions that won’t heal may be a sign of skin cancer.
Mast Cell Tumors
White blood cells are also known as mast cells. These cells can become tumors, which appear as abnormal lumps.
Sometimes lumps and benign and sometimes they are malignant. Your veterinarian will have to biopsy the tumor to confirm a diagnosis.
There are no known causes for mast cell tumors.
This type of cancer is more common in Siamese cats.
Symptoms of bone cancer include lameness, swelling, and lethargy.
Bone cancer in cats is rare, but aggressive.
It is more common in large breed cats.
More Powerful Tools for Overcoming Cat Cancer Challenges
You might not be aware, but many cancer-fighting tools are easy to get and use at home.
To realize your true cancer-fighting potential:
- Learn more about cat cancer.
- Ease your cat’s discomfort naturally. PET | TAO Comfort is a blend of Eastern herbs and Western supplements to make your cat more comfortable.
- Boost your cat’s immune system with medicinal mushrooms. PET | TAO Complement Immune Mushroom Blend blends together the most powerful immune-boosting medicinal mushrooms on the market in a single product.
- Ease your cat’s stomach upset naturally. Many cats with cancer suffer stomach upset as well. PET | TAO Harmonize GI naturally provides all the digestive enzymes and probiotics your cat needs for optimum gut health.
- Try PET | TAO Freeze Dried Beef Spleen Treats. According to TCVM, spleen helps with digestion and assimilation. Both are challenges often faced by pets suffering from cancer. As few as 5-6 treats per day can make a huge difference in your cat’s health!
- Try a Blood-building TCVM Diet. According to TCVM theory, cats suffering from cancer also often suffer from Blood deficiency. Blood deficiency may due to chemotherapy or the cancer itself. See PET | TAO Blood Building Cat Food Recipe
- Learn more about TCVM Herbal Remedies. Chinese medicine offers many amazing natural solutions for cat cancer challenges and palliative care. Some good examples are: