As with many breeds, this form of bone cancer is seen in Deerhounds of all ages, although it is more common in older dogs. Be alert for lumps, bumps, and lameness, and don’t delay to have them checked. There are some treatments available for this lethal disease that may help some dogs for a significant amount of time; please consult with your veterinarian or a veterinary oncologist about current treatment options. In addition, research in osteosarcoma in Deerhounds is ongoing, and samples from affected dogs are especially needed.

Osteo research in Deerhounds.

Tumor/DNA sample collection information.