How Vets Diagnose a Sarcoma in Dogs

In dogs sarcoma is a common disease, particularly in older dogs. There are many symptoms associated with sarcomas. There are also many different types of sarcomas. There is fibrosarcoma dog tumors and dog skin cancer. So how does a veterinarian diagnose the sarcoma?

Symptoms of Sarcoma in Dogs

Most likely, you will notice the tumor itself on your dog prior to the symptoms of the sarcoma. However, the symptoms of sarcoma are a lack of energy in your dog, a loss of appetite or pain and swelling in a specific area of your dog's body.

Diagnosis of Dog Sarcoma

Your veterinarian will speak with you about what you've noticed and your concerns. If you have discovered a tumor, your veterinarian will exam it. Ultimately though, if your veterinarian is going to make a thorough diagnosis, there will need to be a biopsy of the area in question. Only a biopsy can determine whether or not your dog has a sarcoma.

A visit to your veterinarian is a must if you suspect your dog has a tumor. Allowing your veterinarian to conduct a thorough examination of your dog, including a biopsy if necessary, is the best way to determine whether or not your dog is suffering with a sarcoma. You should not leave it to chance; make sure you are certain about what your dog is suffering from.