Short-nosed Dogs More Likely to Get Cancer from Secondhand Smoke


Per a breaking press release from the American Veterinary Medical Association last week (in response to the Great American Smokeout, Nov. 19), Dr. John Reif, professor at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, says that “dogs with short noses have double the risk of lung cancer and long-nosed dogs such as collies have two and half times greater risk of nasal cancer from secondhand smoke.”