There has been a pattern emerging lately, and it may scare the socks off some (ignorant) pet owners.
The number of dogs falling victim to cancer has been increasing in proportion with the number of new dog food brands hitting the market.
This is nothing new, since well-informed pet owners are already aware of the harmful chemicals and additives that have been included in commercial dog chow.
Back in 2007, a certain brand (that I won’t mention) was made to recall thousands of cans distributed to hundreds of retail stores across the U.S. Reason behind that was the harmful chemicals that was included of course, one being an artificial preservative known as “ethoxyquin”.
Now, despite the fact that the FDA has banned the use of the deadly preservative, the manufacturers were able to “convince” (or bribe) them that the chemical was way too important to discard – and the next thing you know, FDA has allowed them to continue using “ethoxyquin” in their products, provided they reduce the amount used by half.
Which probably means it’ll take your beloved furry friend twice the amount of time to start showing dog cancer symptoms and other ailments.
Another interesting fact that you should be made aware of is the other contents of several popular commercial dog foods – ever wonder where animals that have been euthanized go?
The answer to that can be found in the plates of your pets.
Yes, euthanize animals as well as road kill have been used as main ingredients in commercial pet food for years now.
And yes, your pooch is munching on diseased meat plus a variety of other toxins, 2 to 3 times a day.
So if your barker is beginning to show dog cancer symptoms, don’t be surprised.
The sooner you detect them, the better the odds your pet has for recovery.
Having said that, some early signs the hairy little guy may display includes laziness.
He may be lazy by nature, but when he starts getting lazier than usual (like getting tired easily during jogs), that’s when you should be concerned.
Bad breath is another sign, as well sudden weight loss.
More dog cancer symptoms include difficulty with swallowing, breathing, slow healing sores and blood or some unusual discharge from its mouth, nose or “behind”.
If ever your pooch shows any of the mentioned symptoms, don’t make any hesitations with consulting a veterinarian immediately.
Remember: the earlier you treat the disease, the better the odds it’ll have at survival.