Cancer Symptoms in Cats

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Last Modified: September 17, 2012

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Question

Do cats have different symptoms of cancer than dogs?

Erika Krick, VMD, DACVIM Veterinary Medical Oncologist, University of Pennsylvania, responds:

Answer

Cats sometimes act more ill compared to dogs, but overall the common signs of cancer are similar between the 2 species. Cats are more likely to have intestinal tumors, so they are more likely to have weight loss, vomiting, and poor appetite related to cancer.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from When a Beloved Pet has Cancer.


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