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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2014, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for that interesting article, Nancy. I often hear that if a dog can make it past 9 to11 years old cancer-free they often live to the age of 15 to 17. I guess one of the keys to longevity is to try to avoid breeding dogs that carry genes making them more cancer prone.
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