Virbac has launched a toolkit to help veterinary practices educate pet owners about the importance of checking their pet for abnormal lumps and bumps. 

The toolkit contains everything a practice needs to create its own lumps and bumps awareness campaign including social media posts, videos, newsletter content and client literature. 

Up to 1 in 4 pets will develop cancer over their lifetimes1 and mast cell tumours account for 1 in 5 cutaneous neoplasms2, so early diagnosis of skin lumps and bumps is of course critical.

Neil Mottram MRCVS, Technical Product Manager at Virbac said: "Making the most of cuddle time with our pets, feeling for lumps and bumps, can make a huge difference to the early detection of skin abnormalities.

"Thanks to innovative new products like Stelfonta, the options available to veterinary surgeons to treat skin tumours in dogs has never been greater, so it’s an ideal time to educate pet owners on the importance of an early diagnosis". 

The toolkit is available on the Virbac Resource Library which can be found by creating an account at https://vet-uk.virbac.com/home.html or from your Virbac Territory Manager. 

References

  1. Kidd, C. (2008) The many challenges of veterinary oncology. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 49(11), pp.1132–1135. 
  2. Blackwood L. et al. (2012) European consensus document on mast cell tumours in dogs and cats. Vet Comp Oncol. Sep;10(3):e1-e29

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