When your furry best friend is sick, it’s a stressful time. But of all the news a pet parent can receive from their veterinarian, pet cancer is the one that is perhaps the worst to hear. Cancer is the #1 cause of death in older pets and 1 in 4 dogs will develop a tumour sometime in its lifetime.
It is one of the most compelling reasons to insure your pet early.
Cancer is extensive to treat. It could be over a period of 8 weeks or more from initial diagnosis, mass removal or chemotherapy, to follow up blood work, x-rays and medication.
Covering the cost of a cancer treatment is really the last line of defense. It’s important to know the signs so you can spot it early.
Here are some things to look for:
- Sores that don’t heal
- Loss of weight or appetite
- Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
- Offensive odour
- Persistent lameness or stiffness.
You can even take a step further and reduce the chance of your pet contracting cancer by keeping your pet at a healthy weight, spay or neuter your pet, get regular check-ups from your veterinarian and feed your pet natural, high-quality food.
You can protect you and your pet from the high cost of cancer with Happy Tails Pet Insurance!
Surviving cancer alone is tough enough, worrying about the vet bills shouldn’t be something that a pet parent has to deal with during such a tough time. Happy Tails cover has a chemotherapy treatment reimbursement benefit for pets and a surgical cover that will help defray the costs of cutting out the tumour growth. Insure your pet early with Happy Tails today!