Pets can get breast cancer, too

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

But dogs and cats can develop mammary tumors, too. These tumors are the most common tumors in female dogs and cats who have not been spayed. They can be small, simple nodules or large, aggressive, metastatic growths. As in humans, early detection and treatment can save the lives of your pets.

The Second Avenue Animal Hospital is holding Barking for a Cure from 1-2 p.m. Saturday for a Walk for Breast Cancer and free mammary tumor exam for dogs and cats.

With a $5 or more donation, you'll get a bandana and the free exam. There's a two-mile walk with your pet on the Chattahoochee Riverwalk.

Call 706-507-7297.