10 Dog Breeds With The Highest Cancer Rates (2021)

Did you know… Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs!? Estimates show that nearly 1 in 3 domestic dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime. Dogs can develop an array of cancers just like humans.

What’s even worse is that selective breeding of dogs, has led certain pure-bred breeds to be at high-risk for specific kinds of cancer. Here are 10 dog breeds that are considered high risk for cancer diagnosis.

10. Boxers

Boxers are at a very high risk for several types of cancer, including brain tumors, lymphomas, mast cell tumors, and skin hemangiosarcoma. One of the most common cancer diagnosis is mast cell tumors.

They are a very common type of skin tumor in dogs, and boxers are more prone to them than are many other breeds. Boxers tend to have less aggressive mast cell tumors. Catching this early can often be treated with just surgery.

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