October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

All of us at Oaklawn and Cranston Animal Hospitals have been touched in some way by this disease, whether in our friends or family members and our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected. We are learning more about the cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this disease, and are hopeful for a cure. Education is extremely important in the fight against breast cancer and we want our friends to know that their pets can also be affected. Spaying your pet before their first heat cycle can dramatically decrease the risk of breast cancer in dogs and cats. Lets do all we can for these family members as well. The next time you wear a pink ribbon to support breast cancer awareness, put one on your dog and cat too!