Fighting Cancer in our Pets

Our Vision

Our Vision is a world where pet owners and vets have access to reliable, up to date information so that an early and accurate cancer diagnosis can be made, effective treatments considered, and a realistic prognosis given. 

Our Mission

Our Mission is to fulfil our vision by making sure that a cancer diagnosis carries with it the possibility of living with one of the most manageable of all the chronic diseases.  We achieve our mission through our aims of education, research and treatment. 

Our Goals

Our goals are to support owners dealing with cancer in their pets throughout the whole journey and to equip veterinary professionals to ensure they can provide optimum support to patients and their owners through the Cancer Alert Practice (CAP) scheme.


Our Values

Regular communication and working in partnership with other organisations, pet owners and animal health professionals is essential in achieving our mission. With good teamwork we aim to communicate via social media, our website and by face to face interactions with pet owners and animal health professionals.

We respect the feelings of pet owners and provide trustworthy information that we communicate in an honest and open way. We aim to promote ethical research to ensure the information we share is accurate and up to date.

By sharing information within the pet community, we can help to empower both pet owners and animal health professionals, and by sharing success stories inspire them to remain optimistic rather than assuming a cancer diagnosis equals a death sentence.


Friend remembered.


Friend remembered.


Survivor celebrated.


Survivor celebrated.

Other types of cancers that have been diagnosed in guinea pigs include the following:
•Cavian leukaemia/lymphosarcoma has been linked to infection with a type C retrovirus that is contagious, although neonates and stressed guinea pigs are most at risk.

Thankfully, most of these are benign with only a few being malignant or cancerous. The main predisposing factor for neoplasia in guinea pigs is aging and most tumours are found in guinea pigs over 3 years of age, although it has been diagnosed as early as 4 months of age.

Spontaneously occurring neoplasia is relatively uncommon in guinea pigs compared to other mammals; however, as pet guinea pigs are living longer with better husbandry and veterinary care, they are being diagnosed with more types of neoplastic masses.

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Animal Cancer Trust

9 hours 39 minutes ago

Other types of cancers that have been diagnosed in guinea pigs include the following: • Cavian leukaemia/lymphosarcoma has been linked to infection with a type

Animal Cancer Trust

1 day 9 hours ago

Given that it is guinea pig awareness week, we thought that we would talk a bit about cancer in these lovely pets. Spontaneously occurring neoplasia