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Now part of the Central Veterinary Hospital Family!

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

You probably don’t realize it, but dogs and cats get cancer at approximately the same rate as people do. Unfortunately, 80% of pet parents know little or nothing about pet cancer.


Important Pet Cancer Facts

  1. Cancer accounts for nearly 50% of all disease-related pet deaths each year.
    Source: Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center
  2. Cancer is the #1 natural cause of death in older pets.
    Source: Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center
  3. Dogs get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans.
  4. One in four dogs die of cancer.
  5. Over 50% of the dogs over age 10 will die of cancer.
  6. Just like in humans, cancer can occur in virtually any part of your dog's body.
  7. Approximately 1 in 4 dogs develops a tumor of some kind during his lifetime.
  8. The cause of cancer in pets, just like people, is largely unknown.
    Source:Veterinary Oncology & Hematology Center
  9. Common risks of obesity in pets include many forms of cancer.
  10. While cancer is not as common in cats as it is in dogs, it’s often more aggressive.
    Source: Wignall Animail Hospital




National Dog Bit Prevention Week

With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year. The majority of these bites, if not all, are preventable.


Take this opportunity to learn more about dog bite prevention and help educate others so we can all work together to prevent dog bites.

Where to Find Us:

Washington Pike Veterinary Hospital
3400 Mill Road
Knoxville, TN 37924

Phone: 865-523-6886

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

Thursday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - Noon




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