GWP & Cancer Health

Discussion in 'German Wirehaired Pointer' started by one.eyed.dog, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. one.eyed.dog

    one.eyed.dog New Member

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    GWP & Cancer

    I know a few of you on here have GWP's as I do.

    My question to you is.

    Are they particularly prone to cancer? I did not think they were.
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  3. Helen

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    Not that I know of.

    I lost my old boy from a suyspected tumour but I didn't have a pm and I have been fed that line before when they don't know what it is. He was 12.

    Helen
  4. chaospony

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    Not that I have ever heard.
  5. Caz718

    Caz718 New Member

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    I have had the breed for 20 plus years and dont think they are any more prone to cancer than any other breed. As a breed they dont have that many health problems.

    I have had one treated for a tumour that he developed when he was 12 and a half which is quite a good age for a wirehair and he lead another full and healthy year.

    Caz
  6. smokeybear

    smokeybear New Member

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    All the breed clubs were required to send out a health questionnaire some time ago so the returns should give you an idea.

    Not foolproof because not everyone belongs to the club or returns the info, but worth a look?
  7. Wozzy

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    Like others have said, I wasnt aware it was an issue in the breed, no more than any other breed anyway.
  8. one.eyed.dog

    one.eyed.dog New Member

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    Thank goodness for that. Mine has a wee lump on her lip I was worried about. I'll see what vet says when she's in for her booster. Thanks for your replies. X
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    it could be a blocked hair folical of something, if your worried get it checked out early but expect its nothing:grin:

    Caz
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    Thanks Caz. Never thought of that. Nice one.

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