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Some of our Dobermans will get cancer during their lives.  We don’t have a genetic test nor do we know the mode of inheritance for cancer.

This is a cause of grief for many owners and causes the early deaths of far too many of our beloved animals. If you find your Doberman is limping, has a growth, a wound that won’t heal or any unusual sign, the sooner you get to the vet’s office to
be examined the better.

Some owners choose to pursue aggressive chemotherapy for their Doberman. Others pursue herbal treatments.  Early detection will, of course, help your odds as you and your veterinarian decide which course to choose.

Many Veterinary teaching hospitals have cancer treatment programs.  The outcome can be more positive as it may have been in years past.

More info on cancer in your pet can be found at the following links:

Cancer and Tumors in Dogs
More general information on cancer in dogs

submitted by
Suzanne McDonald
DPCA Public Education Committee