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dog cancer

Once confirmed though, many of the same treatment options which are available to people are used for dogs as well. For example, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. There is a full spectrum of different types of cancers that can impact dogs, and some are very treatable in contrast to others.

The most common type of cancer we'll see in dogs is skin cancer. Little bumps and lumps that we might see on our pets. Once in a while, it's malignant cancer, like mast cell tumours, but most bumps and lumps are not tumours. The second most common one we see is probably splenic tumours. Splenic tumours are generally in large dogs, but they could be in dogs of any age. We also see lymphoma.

Lymphoma is a cancer of the dog lymph nodes. We see osteosarcoma, which is bone cancer, usually in large dogs like Dobermans and Great Danes. But again, it could be in a smaller dog as well. Once in a while, we'll see cancer in the urinary bladder, and we might see cancer in the bloodstream, but those are pretty rare. In unspayed male and female dogs, we might see testicular cancer and also ovarian cancer, which is the biggest reason why we spay and neuter our pets