VPI, the nation's largest pet insurance provider, named November National Pet Cancer Awareness Month starting in 2005, and along with the Animal Cancer Foundation, it seeks to raise awareness about pet cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Cancer was the fourth most common pet claim filed last year with VPI, and lymphoma, skin cancer and spleen cancer topped the list of the 10 cancers most commonly associated with insurance claims. Pet owners should learn the signs of cancer in animals, said Carol McConnell, VPI's chief veterinary medical officer.

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