Bladder and Prostate Cancer in Dogs

© Michael Magee

Cancer is common in domestic animals, especially in elderly purebred as well as mixed breed dogs. Urinary bladder and prostate cancer is one of the most aggressive cancer type in dogs, with very limited curative therapeutic options for affected animals with advanced disease. Certain breeds are known to be highly predisposed to develop this type of cancer. In order to improve diagnostic and therapeutic options, genetic as well as pathologic investigations are essential. In collaboration with the Institute of Genetics, University Bern, and various private veterinary practices in Switzerland and neighboring countries, we are investigating the cause of canine bladder and prostate cancer. For this purpose, we kindly ask dog owners, breeders and veterinarians for their valuable support by submitting case material.