Hopita (hopita) wrote,
Hopita
hopita

Pets with Cancer.

After yet another online exchange with a friend whose pet has cancer, I think I need to ask:

Is it just me, or do an awful lot of animals seem to be getting cancer lately?

In addition to Opie, there's my neighbor's dog, who likely has the exact same tumor that Opie had (when she described her conversation with her vet to me, it was déjà vu all over again). There's my Dad's cousin, whose dog died like a week ago (s/he ate some rubber bands, which caused a blockage, and s/he died during surgery. Post-surgery they learned that what had actually happened was that the rubber bands had gotten caught on a tumor). There's Miss Prissy Pants, whose dog Jasmine has just had another breast cancer lumpectomy. There's my facebook friend, whose cat died about a month ago, with a tumor in her stomach. And I'm pretty sure there was at least one other person on my friends list who lost a cat to cancer in recent weeks.

So tell me:

Poll #1377199 Pets with Cancer

Is it just me, or does it seem like a lot of animals are getting cancer lately?

It's just you -- Opie was the only pet with cancer on my recent radar.
3(20.0%)
I know of an animal or two, but it's nothing new -- I seem to always know somebody whose pet has cancer.
3(20.0%)
You know, now that you mention it, this *does* seem to be happening a lot lately.
6(40.0%)
OMG, I'm having visions of the pet food recall from a few years back. *Everybody's* pets seem to be dying of cancer and it's freaking me out!
0(0.0%)
Something else, which I'll explain in the comments.
1(6.7%)
Tags: cancer, catherine, cats, chewie, dad, dogs, facebook, illness, miss prissy pants, opie, poll, questions
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