If your dog or cat has just been diagnosed with the aggressive bone cancer known as osteosarcoma, grab a chair and watch this 1 hour and 50 minute video created by Nashville Veterinary Specialists Dr. Jarrod M. Vancil, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) and Trey Calfee, DVM, MS, DACVS.
This presentation tells you how osteosarcoma is diagnosed and describes surgical options that are available to treat it (including limb sparing surgery). Drs. Vancil and Calfee discuss how they biopsy tissue samples and amputation surgery techniques they recommend for front and rear limbs.
In addition, the video covers a detailed discussion about different types of chemotherapy treatment plans as well as a comprehensive look at metastasis to other parts of the body.
While the video is clinical in nature, it is intended to give the layperson a solid understanding of what it means to be faced with this diagnosis. After watching the video you’ll have a clear enough understanding to have a lengthy Q&A session with your vet about your own dog or cat’s osteosarcoma diagnosis. We highly recommend setting aside some time to watch it.