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Commonality of pancreatic cancer in JRT

Posted by:  Karin Beer
Posted on:  April 16, 2003 at 16:33:06

Question:

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?