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Max

Alaskan Malamute

Osteosarcoma

Age: 6

Info: Max developed bone cancer (osteosarcoma) at the age of 6 years. This large Malamute cross needed chemotherapy to keep the cancer from spreading elsewhere in his body. Osteosarcoma is a common cancer that primarily strikes large breed dogs and there is no cure. However, amputation of the leg and chemotherapy allows 50% of all treated dogs to live an additional 6-12 months of excellent quality life. 25% of dogs can live an additional 2 years after treatment. This is very valuable time between the owners and their pet. Preserving the human/animal bond is a tremendous gift that ACTSS can offer pet and their pets with cancer. Max lived an additional six months after treatment and passed away from his cancer in November, 2002.