NHS: Check pets for tumors regularly

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Pets can demand a lot of attention, but the Nebraska Humane Society said it's important to give them attention and check-in on their health every now and then.

Pam Wiese said the best way to check pet health is by spending time petting the cat or dog.

As pets get older, they can develop different lumps and bumps.

Pet owners should make it a habit to look for irregularities on a pet's body while petting them. That includes checking for tumors in the skin, mouth, mammary glands and lymph nodes.

Warts and fatty tumors on cats are unusual, so it's more likely that feline tumors are malignant.

Dogs tend to develop both malignant and benign tumors.

No matter the kind of tumor, NHS said they should be checked out by a veterinarian.