A new study has found that Mastiffs, St. Bernards, Great Danes and Bulldogs may be prone to early cancer, so they should probably be more closely examined when they are young. Veterinary oncologist Dmitry Trofimtsov told Gazeta.Ru about this.
US scientists have found that some dogs develop cancer at an earlier age. Early cancer has been found in dogs weighing over 75 kilograms, unneutered, males, and some breeds, including mastiffs, St. Bernards, Great Danes, and bulldogs.
“It must be emphasized that the article did not talk about a higher incidence of cancer in different breeds. Scientists have focused precisely on the age of its occurrence. The authors’ point of view is that some animals should be examined early,” said veterinary oncologist Dmitry Trofimtsov.
In addition to the risk factors listed in the article, exposure to tobacco smoke and obesity may also increase the risk of cancer in dogs, Trofimtsov said.
For more information on how often to show an animal to a doctor and what can reduce the risk of a tumor, see the Gazeta.Ru article .