3. The Warning Signs of Cancer in Geriatric Pets

  1. Dr. Alice Villalobos and
  2. Laurie Kaplan MSC
  1. L. V. Ackerman and
  2. J. A. Del Regato

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch3

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

How to Cite

Villalobos, A. and Kaplan, L. (2008) The Warning Signs of Cancer in Geriatric Pets, in Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813802664

Online ISBN: 9780470344446

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Keywords:

  • geriatric pets;
  • cancer;
  • geriatric oncology;
  • warning signs;
  • oral cancers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Principles and Practice in Geriatric Oncology

  • Warning Signs of Cancer in Dogs and Cats

  • Commonly Overlooked Prodromal Warning Signs of Cancer

  • Oral Cancers are Discovered Late

  • Warning Signs of Skin Cancer in Cats

  • Cutaneous Lymphoma: Often Misdiagnosed as Dermatitis

  • Mast Cell Tumors

  • Rapidly Growing Masses in the Skin

  • Warning Signs of Mammary Cancer in Dogs

  • Cancer of the Nasal Passages

  • Warning Signs of Hypercalcemia

  • Warning Signs of Abdominal Masses

  • Warning Signs of GI Lymphoma in Cats

  • Warning Signs of Hepatic Tumors

  • The Warning Signs of Splenic Tumors

  • Chronic Hematuria Heralds Bladder or Prostate Cancer

  • The Warning Signs of Colon Tumors

  • Warning Signs for Anal Sac Carcinoma

  • Dealing with Geriatric Caregivers with Geriatric Pets

  • Acute Warning Signs

  • Acute Collapse: May Be a Ruptured Abdominal Mass

  • Acute Dyspnea: May Indicate Thoracic Masses or Effusions

  • Acute Pathological Fracture: May Be Osteosarcoma

  • Acute Pain or Paresis: May Be from Spinal Cord Tumors

  • Seizures and Behavior Changes: May Be from Brain Tumors

  • Painful Maxillary Swelling: May Indicate Oral Cancer

  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes

  • Anorexia and Hepatic Lipidosis

  • Thoughts on Feline Anorexia

  • Cancer Cachexia, an Insidious PNS

  • How Cancer Causes Anemia

  • Malignant Hypercalcemia

  • Workup and Treatment of HM

  • Pain Is a Warning Sign and a Paraneoplastic Syndrome

  • Client Education