As a pet parent, it breaks our heart when we see our furry friends suffering with an illness, and it can be shocking and devastating to hear a cancer diagnosis. The group of pet experts here at Zumalka understand what you’re going through and we are here to help!
With our years of experience in the pet health industry, it is our mission to provide pet owners around the world with the support and education they need to navigate their pet’s health concerns, including cancer.
In this article, we are going to look at what oral cancer is and how it affects cats. We are also going to learn how to identify it, as well as the treatment options that are available to you.
There are different types of tumors that can affect a cat’s mouth, and the most common one (making up over 75% of all types of mouth tumors in cats) is oral squamous cell carcinoma. This is a tumor that affects the area around the teeth and gums, the roof of the mouth, or the tongue.
Other types of feline mouth cancer can affect the tonsils, salivary glands, or the bones in the mouth as well, but they are less common.
What Causes Oral Cancer In Cats?
While it isn’t always possible to know what caused cancer to develop, there have been connections to environmental factors, such as exposure to cigarette smoke and the use of flea collars.
Oral Cancer in Cats: Symptoms
Because this cancer affects the mouth, most pet parents notice changes in their cat’s eating habits as a sign of mouth cancer in cats. You can be on the lookout for these symptoms:
Excessive or increased drooling
Difficulty eating or weight loss
Unexplained loss of teeth
Red or swollen gums and mouth
If you notice any of these symptoms in your cat, make sure to get it checked out! While these signs don’t always point to cancer, it’s important to make sure you get any diagnosis as early as possible.
Mouth Cancer in Cats: Life Expectancy and Stages
Unfortunately, the life expectancy of cats diagnosed with mouth cancer is often low, from a couple months to 1 year depending on the location and severity of the cancer.
With oral cancer in cats, if a tumor can be seen within the mouth, the cancer has likely already affected the surrounding areas and is more advanced than it may look.
Cat Mouth Cancer: Natural product
Many pet parents have been interested in finding a reliable, natural treatment for oral cancer in cats. Our natural product PIPTOPET has been specifically designed in cases of cancer in pets. It helps boosting the immune system for their body to be more equip to fight the disease!
If you need more information, or have any other health problems your pet is facing, please contact us or fill out our Free Consultation Form so we can help where we can!
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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE THERAPIST
Denyse Lessard is a therapist in alternative medicine.
She has an extensive educational background and has earned multiple degrees, including diplomas in Chinese medicine, Reflexology, Naturopathy & Iridology, and Homeopathy. She is also a member of the Association of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Quebec, and the Professional Union of Homeopaths of Quebec.
When working with her patients, Denyse believes in not only helping pets achieve optimum health, but keeping them in tip-top shape for their entire lives.