Spaying or neutering your Boxer dog can help. Spaying a female Boxer dog greatly reduces the chances of mammary or ovarian cancer and the sooner you have this done, the better. Dogs that are spayed before their first heat cycle have their risk reduced in 1/2. Spaying after the 5th heat cycle may be too late to make a difference. Boxers and cancer are, unfortunately, like bread and butter. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death of dogs in the United States. Mast cell tumors are a common type of cancer that affects Boxers.
Spaying can largely reduce the risk of developing this type of cancer, especially if the dog is spayed before it has an opportunity to go into heat. There are two main types of mammary gland breast tumors, each with several subtypes of tumor growth. The mammary glands' function is to produce milk to feed newborn puppies. Dec 07, 2016 · Boxers are lovable, clownish and devoted -- and also one of the dog breeds most prone to cancer. It's likely that the high cancer rate in boxers results from a genetic predisposition. Studies, some of them underwritten by the American Boxer Club or the American Kennel Club, are trying to determine why boxers get cancer and provide better treatment options for the disease.Author: Jane Meggitt.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but chances are dog owners have no idea that their dogs can actually get breast cancer. The bad news is that breast (mammary) cancer in dogs is common; the good news is that the disease can be treated successfully if caught early. It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare hearing the four words: “Your dog has cancer.” But it’s a stark reality for many. In fact, one in three dogs will develop cancer, according to the.