Could you provide information on what canine osteosarcoma is? The few articles I’ve found are vague and don’t give much insight into what causes this disease or what the signs are-before it is too late.
Osteosarcoma is a common and serious form of bone cancer. It typically occurs in large and giant breed dogs. Leg pain, swelling, and limping are usually the first noticeable signs. Unfortunately, by the time symptoms begin to show, this disease may have spread to other parts of the body.
Like other chronic diseases, early detection is critical for a successful treatment. Recent advances have brought forth different treatment options for osteosarcoma and other cancers. Options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. To help early detection, AAHA recommends twice-annual wellness exams with your veterinarian.
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