Adenocarcinoma, also known as glandular cancer, is a type of cancer that affects the glands. It can occur anywhere in the body. However, it is most common in the stomach and intestinal tract.
The exact cause of adenocarcinoma in dogs is unknown. However, there are some factors that are known to increase the risk of developing this condition. These include:
- Age: Adenocarcinomas are more common in older dogs than in younger ones.
- Sex: This type of cancer is more common in female dogs than in male dogs.
- Breed: Some breeds have a higher risk of developing adenocarcinoma than others do, including boxers and German shepherds (among many others).