Finding Cancer-Prone Dog Breeds

A dog's health depends on a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and frequent veterinary visits.

Understanding the hereditary propensity of some dog breeds to cancer can help manage their health.

Despite popular perception, the study indicated that larger dog breeds have a decreased cancer risk. This is because they live less than smaller breeds.

According to the study, certain dog breeds are more prone to certain cancers.

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Bladder cancer is more common in West Highland terriers. 

Sarcoma, a rare bone and soft tissue cancer, is common in flat-coated retrievers. Bernese mountain dogs also have a higher cancer rate.

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