Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Common Causes of Death in Certain Dog Breeds

After examining the deaths of more than 75,000 dogs, researchers at the University of Georgia have found the leading causes of death within 82 breeds, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Among many other things, the 20-year long study that was recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine discovered that small dogs live longer.

Larger Breeds mostly die from cancer, musculoskeletal disease, and gastrointestinal disease.

Smaller Breeds are more likely to suffer from metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and Cushing’s disease.

Toy Breeds typically die from cardiovascular disease.

Fox Terriers usually suffer from heart disease.

Golden retrievers and boxers mostly struggle with cancer.

To read the article, click here.

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