View Full Version : Beagls and Cancer



Loki
10-15-2010, 01:08 PM
I had 2 beagles (Loki and Bruiser) brothers from the same litter. Nearly 2 months ago we lost our Bruiser to cancer at the age of 6 years and 6 weeks. since then I have been going to a dog cancer site that has a lot of people helping each other to deal with this terrible disease. What I have noticed thou is the largest number of any single breed is Beagle.
Am I wrong or does it seem Beagles are at higher risk for this than other dog breeds?:confused: Or am i just seeing it like this because I have a Beagle? You know what I mean if you drive a red chevy truck you tend to notice other chevy trucks especially the red ones?
Any thoughts on this?

BadgersMom
10-23-2010, 05:59 AM
wow. I haven't heard anything about Beagles being a high risk for cancer. It is something worth researching though.

I am sorry for your loss... Its always hard losing a pet, no matter what age.

Smooville
10-31-2010, 03:41 AM
Hi, I'm not sure about the cancer thing either, but our beagle just died from bone marrow cancer. he was 13 years old though, so that's pretty old. he did have eyelid growths/little tumors since he was like 6 though.

his bone marrow cancer didn't have observable adverse affects until the last month of his life. :(

kutyuska
10-31-2010, 11:26 PM
I'm not an expert either but I suspect they get it because of the over vaccination.
What I read better to do the titer test and vaccinate only if it is needed.
There is a good site Dr Shawn the natural vet-or something similar- I don't know the exact title but he is on Sirius radio as well.
My only problem is what do you do when you want to leave your dog at a dog daycare or boarding? They ask for the vaccination, the titer test is not enough.

jmancini10
01-01-2011, 04:30 PM
can I ask what the symptoms were the last month of his life? My dog is very ill and we haven't been able to diagnose him yet. We've ruled out alot but Marrow Cancer is one thing we have not been able to rule out yet.

Hi, I'm not sure about the cancer thing either, but our beagle just died from bone marrow cancer. he was 13 years old though, so that's pretty old. he did have eyelid growths/little tumors since he was like 6 though.

his bone marrow cancer didn't have observable adverse affects until the last month of his life. :(

Smooville
01-02-2011, 07:29 AM
can I ask what the symptoms were the last month of his life? My dog is very ill and we haven't been able to diagnose him yet. We've ruled out alot but Marrow Cancer is one thing we have not been able to rule out yet.

Not a problem. So his death was pretty fast. Any symptoms he had were not really significant until the last few days.

We started noticing him getting skinnier and skinnier within the last few months. But I would guess that becoming skinny can be because of many things. Maybe about a week or two before he died, he was having trouble standing and keeping balance. He still managed to ask for some biscuits though.. (he was so addicted to biscuits more than anything! sometimes i wonder if there's some sort of carcinogen in those things. anyway...) He got so skinny and was having trouble standing and balancing. Then 2 days before we put him down, he couldn't move around at all. he could only barely move his head to look. poor guy, he couldn't even go to the bathroom.

mel070278
01-05-2011, 02:53 AM
I have not heard of beagles being prone to cancer. I'm curious...what type of cancer did you dog have? Someone mentioned vaccinations...i have heard of that too. My vet always vaccinates in a leg so if necessary, it could be amputated if need be.

Does anyone in your household smoke? Pets are very prone to cancer from secondhand smoke.

Smooville
01-05-2011, 05:38 AM
I have not heard of beagles being prone to cancer. I'm curious...what type of cancer did you dog have? Someone mentioned vaccinations...i have heard of that too. My vet always vaccinates in a leg so if necessary, it could be amputated if need be.

Does anyone in your household smoke? Pets are very prone to cancer from secondhand smoke.

Hello,

no one in our household smoked. It seems that beagles are prone to have bladder cancer according to the national beagle club of america. http://clubs.akc.org/NBC/bladder_cancer.html

it also seems that all dogs no matter what breed are prone to different cancers. I'm guessing beagles as purebreds also increases their chance for cancer.

jmancini10
01-05-2011, 06:37 AM
Thank you so much for sharing such a difficult experience with me. I will share with you now....on Jan. 3, 2011, my beagle, Mickey collapsed from anemia. I took him to his vet and his PCV (red blood cell count) was 10. Normal is between 35-50. We were referred to a specialist. Around 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 3rd Mickey had a blood transfusion. My husband, two kids and myself went to visit him this morning. He is doing so much better. His PCV count is now 37. His skin on his belly, inside his ears and his gums are a rosy pink again. He'll be at the hospital for a few more days and I don't know what his long term chances of recovery are but I can tell you that I am praising God tonight that he is okay for now.He is only 8 years old and in very good health with the exception of the anemia. All organs are working and in normal size..he eats, drinks, poops & pees normally. The diagnosis is an autoimmune disease. I really don't know what that means, but I have been told that it is treatable. I really wish to thank you and all of the other people on this site for sharing their experiences. This has been one of the most difficult few days of my life emotionally. We really love and need this little guy in our lives. Thank you again.

Jeff
01-09-2011, 01:37 AM
Our Sam passed away from Lymphoma last March (13yrs). I have read that Beagles are more suseptible to this type of cancer but I don't recall where I saw it.

TheBigFatBeagle.
02-17-2011, 09:06 AM
Peggy had a grade 2 cancerous tumour on her leg, it was removed and touch wood she's ok.