Petco says: B*rk Cancer! The Health + Wellness Company Introduces Groundbreaking Liquid Biopsy Test for Pets, Launches 'Together Strong' Social Awareness Campaign
Along with the campaign and in partnership with PetDx™, a molecular diagnostics company aiming to revolutionize the detection, characterization and management of cancer in pets, Petco will begin offering OncoK9™ – a groundbreaking multi-cancer early detection test for dogs – at its full-service vet hospitals in select locations on
"Approximately one-in-three dogs and one-in-five cats will get cancer in their lives – and my dog, Yummy, was one of them in 2019," said Petco CEO
Routine check-ups with a licensed veterinarian are recommended to keep pets healthy and help detect cancer early, when treatment is more effective and affordable. A consistent relationship with a trusted veterinarian and knowing the warning signs – like swollen lymph nodes and chronic weight loss – can help identify cancer early so pets have a better chance at avoiding becoming cancer statistics. As part of the Together Strong campaign, pet parents can receive a coupon, accessed at petco.com/petcancer, for a free general wellness exam at their pet's first visit to any Petco vet hospital, and coverage from
"Cancer is by far the leading cause of death in dogs, and we know from human medicine that early detection saves lives," said
With help from actress and dog mom
"Just like humans, our beloved pets are susceptible to cancer, which is why regular check-ups with your veterinarian are incredibly important in identifying the warning signs early," said Dr.
For more information about Petco's mission to help fight pet cancer, visit petco.com/petcancer.
Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and our own Petco partners. Since our founding in 1965, we've been striving to set new standards in pet care, delivering comprehensive wellness solutions through our products and services, and creating communities that deepen the pet-pet parent bond. We operate more than 1,500 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including a growing network of more than 100 in-store veterinary hospitals, and offer a complete online resource for pet health and wellness at petco.com and on the Petco app. In tandem with Petco Love (formerly the
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