Dog’s Size and Shape May Predict Bone Tumor Risk

Dog’s Size and Shape May Predict Bone Tumor Risk

By analyzing physique mass, lengthy bone size and genetics, researchers on the University of Bristol have revealed breeds with elevated and lowered odds of osteosarcoma (an aggressive bone most cancers).

The examine, revealed in March within the journal Canine Medicine and Genetics, confirmed that canines with giant physique mass and lengthy bone size have been extra prone to develop osteosarcoma, with Rottweilers and Great Danes at highest danger. The Rhodesian Ridgeback was additionally recognized as being at greater danger.

At lowest danger have been Bichons Frises, French Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.