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Boxers and Cancer!

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Most boxer owners have either experienced or heard that boxers have a high rate of cancer.  In a recent article posted by Science Daily about breed-specific causes of death, the following cancer/boxer information was reported:
Golden retrievers and boxers are known to have high rates of cancer (50 and 44 percent of deaths, respectively), but the researchers found that the Bouvier des Flandres breed actually has a higher death rate from cancer (47 percent) than the boxer.
While we all hope that our boxer is one of the lucky ones, we should familiarize ourselves with the warning signs of cancer in our dogs: If you notice any of these warning signs, you should have your boxer checked by a veterinarian.  There are treatments that are successful if the cancer is caught early enough. The above picture features "Daisey" who is now cancer free. Thank you Kathy for your picture! Send your pictures and stories to:    

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