sea4th Posted February 11, 2004 Report Share Posted February 11, 2004 A friend of mine for over 10 yrs. called me today. A 6 y.o. LGD bitch of hers lost the battle with lymphoma, but not after a great deal of expense and a year or so of fighting the disease tooth & nail. She was a great dog and my friend, her owner, is too brokenhearted to talk about it right now. This was her favorite dog. BTW, littermates to this last dog that died are doing well. Sire & dam died of non-cancer-related causes, old age & were not owned by my friend. This friend has had mostly LGD's, but also Rotties & GSD's as well. She has a large kennel, perhaps about 20 dogs at a time. In the years I've known her, most of her dogs have died of cancer. Different bloodlines, different breeds, & a cat as well. Some died of other causes, a few died well into old age, but IMO, a disproportionate number have died young, i.e., under 10 yrs. of various cancers--heart tumors, a some from osteosarcoma, squamous cell, a couple more, with todays death, of lymphoma, & lupus as well. She become quite an authority on cancer & cancer treatment & has spent thousands of $$$$ for treatments. It's been in the back of my mind for quite a while that it might have something to do with the fact that she's lived within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant for all of these years. It makes me want to look into the human statistics in that area. Does this theory sound way off base? Thanks. Vicki Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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