If your dog has Bone Cancer, it will show itself in the swelling of bones and pain in the joints. The tumors in bone cancer appear in areas where the growth plates are at constant activitity. The limbs and joints of Large dog breeds are particularly affected. A dog that has bone cancer would be unable to properly walk, run, or enjoy activities they previously did without any trouble.
A biopsy of bone tumors through surgical sampling is required for a diagnosis of bone cancer. This procedure is often considered difficult, however, because of possible complications. The bone marrow biopsy needle is another and less invasive approach to bone cancer diagnosis. It is inserted into a small area of the tumor in the bone.
Knowing which dog breeds are susceptible to bone cancer allows us to monitor and examine them early on for signs of an onslaught of this illness. There are specific bone patterns identifiable in X-rays that could be an indication of bone cancer.
In addition, bone cancer could also be the result of the other forms of cancer metastasizing from other areas of the body. For primary diagnosis of this illness, however, these possibilities should be ruled out temporarily.