Lymphoma Symptoms in Cats
Lymphoma symptoms in cats can be right in front of you but if you don’t know what to look for, you could miss the early warning signs. When it comes to treatments for lymphoma in cats, early detection and diagnosing is critical.
These are some warning signs to be aware of:
- Loss of appetite (usually for an extended time, not just one or two meals)
- Progressive weight loss
- Increased thirst and urination
- Difficulty breathing
- Declining coat condition
- Pale mucous membrane
More than two of these symptoms could be a warning sign of lymphoma in cats. Lymphoma symptoms should be taken seriously and brought to the attention of your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Treatments for lymphoma in cats starts with a positive diagnosis. The effectiveness of the treatment can partly be determined by the early detection of the disease (as well as location of tumors). If your cat has been diagnosed with lymphoma, read Lymphoma Treatments to see what options are available.
The survival rates for a cat with advanced stage lymphoma is almost always 0%. The survival rates for any stage lymphoma in cats when they don’t seek treatments is almost always 0%.
Many veterinarians will tell you that lymphoma in cats is a death sentence. This is not always the case and both you and your devoted pet have a fighting chance so don’t give up. Try not to become discouraged. This is the time to fight back and reclaim the small family member you’ve loved for all these years.
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