There are 2 types of bone cancer in dogs:
primary, which originates from the bone
secondary, which is spread from cancer in other parts of the body
Secondary bone tumors are rare in dogs.
Bone tumors can affect:
appendicular skeleton or long bones (limbs)
axial skeleton or flat bones (jaw,
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Osteosarcoma accounts for more than 85% of all bone tumors in dogs. It is the most common type of primary bone tumors that is highly malignant and metastatic. This type of tumor causes destruction to the bone and tends to spread to other organs.
Osteosarcoma in dogs can affect:
– appendicular skeleton (limbs)
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