Here's a great article that I thought I would pass on...hope you find it interesting! –Kim Do You Know the 10 Early Warning Signs? Love your dog? Learn the 10 L's of canine cancer. Lumps Not all lumps and bumps are cancerous in dogs. There are sebaceous cysts, lipomas and warts, all of which are benign. But if you detect a growth on your dog, it's important to have it checked out by a veterinarian and, if warranted, aspirated and biopsied. Lesions Scratches and abscesses are not uncommon for the normal, active dog but the sores that don't heal can be of concern. Lameness Bone cancer is typically found in larger breed dogs like Great Danes, Bernese Mountain dogs, Rottweilers, Boxers, Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards and Great Pyrenees, and the primary early indication is prolonged limping or favoring a limb or side. Other types of cancers can also cause persistent lameness. Loss of Appetite If your dog shows no interest in eating or their daily consumption has declined for several days, take them to a vet. Lethargy Tiring out easily, unwillingness to exercise and loss of interest in normal daily activities can be an early sign of cancer. Loss of Weight Not to be confused with loss of appetite. Cachexia, or emaciation, is often associated with cancer and can occur even if your dog is still eating normally. So if your dog is inexplicably losing weight, consult a veterinarian. Loud Odor A very strong and offensive smell can sometimes be a byproduct of tumors in the mouth and nasa...