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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

May Newsletter

Did you know that 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 5 cats will develop cancer in their lifetimes?

Early detection is important in treating cancer; the earlier it is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. The Animal Cancer Foundation has provided lists of common signs for pet owners to look out for:


1. Oral odor
2. Straining to urinate
3. Lameness
4. Cough
5. Unexplained bleeding
6. Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
7. Chronic weight loss
8. Abdominal distension
9. An enlarging or changing lump
10. Swollen lymph nodes


1. Skin lumps or bumps
2. Swollen lymph nodes
3. Hiding or change in behavior
4. Oral odor/bleeding
5. Unexplained bleeding
6. Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
7. Chronic weight loss

Be sure to download our Pet Desk app and opt into our rewards program, “The Kittel Club”! Here, you can review your pet’s reminders, request and cancel appointments, and more!

You can also check out the Pupstanding app to help you in your journey of raising a new puppy or training your dog in safe, fun, and manageable ways!

Check out our website at www.kittelfamilyvet.com, and find us on Facebook and Twitter!


For most services, we’re still practicing curbside-care, where our staff comes out to you. Please be sure to call us anytime you arrive outside the office so we know you are here and can get you taken care of.

On 3/1, we began allowing a limited number of clients to enter our office and be present for their pet’s examination by the veterinarian. Clients who enter the office MUST be escorted in by a staff member, wear a mask, wash their hands upon entry, and social distance while inside. Our lobby and waiting room remains closed to clients at this time. Please understand that our policies may change with short notice depending on what California’s COVID phases/restrictions allow.

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