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Pet Cancer: Mammary Cancer

Dogs and cats can get breast cancer, or mammary cancer just like people and the aggressive forms such as mammary carcinoma are just as nasty as they are in us. Mammary tumors occur most frequently in undesexed females, or those that were desexed as adults. It is more common in dogs than in cats however in dogs about 50% are malignant, whereas in cats almost all are malignant. Neutering or spaying dogs at six months of age and before their first estrous cycle has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of mammary tumors- another reason to desex our pets! read more