Top Cancer in Golden Retrievers May Be Linked to Vector-Borne Bartonella Pathogen

Then discovery of a potential link between the stealth bacterial pathogen Bartonella and Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is casting new light on the top cancer concern in Golden Retrievers.  A vaccine to protect dogs against Bartonella infection could be key to decreasing the incidence of this highly malignant cancer.

Bartonella Bacteria Found in Hemangiosarcoma Tumours from Dogs

Researchers have found a very high prevalence of Bartonella bacteria in tumours and tissues – but not blood samples – taken from dogs with Hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels.