Cancer in Pit Bulls
Cancer affects all dog breeds and all ages of dogs, which is why it is always important to watch your dog’s behaviors and physical appearance for any signs of cancer. It’s also important to be familiar with your dog’s breed, so that you can be aware of any forms of cancer that the breed may have a pre-disposition for.
Common types of cancer in dogs include abdominal cancer, bladder cancer, bone cancer (osteosarcoma), mast cell tumors, breast or mammary cancer, lymphoma (lymphosarcoma), mouth cancer, prostate cancer, hemangiosarcoma, skin cancer (most commonly melanoma), and testicular cancer.
Pit Bulls are generally healthy dogs, but you’ll find that canine cancer is becoming more common in all dog breeds. So, not all Pit Bulls get away without developing cancer, whether benign or malignant.
Mast cell tumors, skin cancer, and osteosarcoma are quite common with Pit Bulls.