Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Middle Tennessee
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We recently lost our beautiful Jazz because she hurt her leg one day and developed cancer in the bone a couple months later. We had no idea this was common in Dobies. I've had dobies off and on for years but never really researched health issues. Since she didn't have any signs of metastasis, we opted to have her leg amputated (back leg) and was told by our vet to just do a chest xray ever so often to make sure it had not spread. a month later, she became short of breath but was doing fine with the leg surgery. We just knew it was cancer in her lungs, but turned out it was pneumonia. She never recovered from that. We had to put her down about 2 weeks into treatment for the pneumonia. My question is, how can we find a doberman puppy without all the bad health mutations? We love dobies but would like to get to keep one more than 6 short years!!