Commonality of pancreatic cancer in JRTPosted by: Karin Beer
Posted on: April 16, 2003 at 16:33:06
Within the last week I had to put down a 5 yr old male JRT due to metastatic pancreatic cancer. My veternarian said that he has never seen pancreatic cancer in a dog, much less a 5 yr old dog. He suggested that the dog might have had a genetic predisposition to the disease as a result of being a purebred. My question is: is pancreatic cancer a disease that is known to occur in this breed?