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I have 3 Dobermans with Cancer - Why!?

  • June 17, 2015 4:15 PM EDT

    I have Dobermans and Labradors. I have had 3 Dobes with cancer. #1 stomach, #2 breast tumor that metastasized to the lungs and brain, #3 bone (nasal).  #2 and #3 have been within 6 years of each other and within the past 7 years. None of my Labradors have had cancer. Are we dealing with breed or environment as the leading cause?  Immune system? None of them has been inbred or even closely linebred. All were extremely healthy otherwise. Thank you!

    • 34 posts
    June 17, 2015 5:37 PM EDT

    Those cancers sound fairly unrelated. I suspect that this is very bad luck in your case. I see far more Labs with cancer than Dobes. I hope your Labs remain healthy!