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Nutrition can play a significant role in the management of dogs and cats with cancer. Pets with cancer could experience weight loss because of decreased intake of food secondary to physical obstruction (e.g., a tumor growing within the oral cavity), or because of decreased appetite secondary to side effects from various treatments. However, some pets with cancer will lose weight even though they are ingesting adequate amounts of calories per day. "Cancer cachexia" is the specific terminology that applies to weight loss despite adequate nutritional intake seen in patients with tumors. The weight loss comprises both the loss of lean body mass and fat stores. This can lead to problems with he...

13 Warning Signs of Pet Cancer

My beloved Lucky passed over two months ago from spleen cancer and I miss her every day. She was the inspiration behind Animal Fair Media, my wing dog, best friend and puppy love of my life. When Lucky first became ill, I didn’t recognize the severity of her symptoms, which is commonplace for most pet owners. I thought…