Sarcoma

Sarcoma in dogs is a type of cancer that can affect any part of the body, including the skin, muscle, or bone. While sarcomas are usually found in older dogs, younger animals can sometimes develop the disease as well.

There are several different types of sarcoma:

-Myxosarcoma: This type of sarcoma is most common in cats and dogs aged 4 years or older. It affects the muscles and occurs when cells turn into abnormal tissue. Myxosarcomas often have a “blistering” appearance due to their location on the body (often near joints).

-Liposarcoma: This type of sarcoma affects fat cells in dogs and cats. Liposarcomas may appear as soft masses under the skin or hard lumps within fat pads throughout your pet’s body.

-Leiomyosarcoma: This type of sarcoma affects smooth muscle tissue (like those found in blood vessels) and appears as firm lumps beneath the skin’s surface.

Published by AmberLDrake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.