Many people are not aware that animals can get cancer, too. So, November 2016 has been designated National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. You can learn about pet cancer from Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center. Information from the Center, which is part of the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, includes their Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pet Animals. Every pet owner should read and remember these signs, especially as their pets age.
The Center focuses on animal cancer research, but also provides animal hospice and emotional support for their humans. Also part of CSU’s veterinary medicine program is the Argus Institute, which provides counseling and support services relating to pet loss. Their booklets What Now? Support for You and Your Companion Animal and Making Decisions When Your Companion Animal is Sick are available for checkout from our library.
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