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Unfortunatly my 15 year old dog has cancer...and leaves blood drops on the floor.
My other dog licks the floor..
Im very concerned ...
 

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They have found a cancer that is contagious in Australian wild Dingo dogs. Do some more research!
 

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Thanks...
My older dog with cancer has been bleeding a lot .Its a horrible thing to watch her slowly slip away.

I thought maybe I should keep her away from the younger healthy dog?
 

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Thanks...
My older dog with cancer has been bleeding a lot .Its a horrible thing to watch her slowly slip away.

I thought maybe I should keep her away from the younger healthy dog?
If she's bleeding a lot, have you considered that she may be suffering?
 

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If she's bleeding a lot, have you considered that she may be suffering?
Yes ...Thats another thing im concerned about.
Shes actually behaving like nothing is wrong..I dont want to go into graphic details...but its a horrible mess.
 

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Just an FYI, there are cancers that are linked to viral infections (which are obviously contagious). An example most people will have heard of is HPV, which has certain strains that are linked to cancers. The vaccine is now recommended for both girls and boys.

I have no idea whether the OP should be worried or not, though. It seems unlikely.
 

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I wouldn't deny that contagious isn't a possibility. I guess I don't think we know enough about cancer yet even in humans to say its not contagious.

I mean, were still not sure all of the causes of cancer or why completely healthy (physically fit/eats well/no other diseases) people get cancer.
 

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Viruses are contagious, yet cancer itself is a change in the cells. So what causes it can be, the cancer itself, that we know of now, isn't in itself contagious. So any factor that causes a change in cells (sunburn, smoking) can cause cancer.
 

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I am so sorry to hear your dog is ill.

For the most part, no you don't need to worry about your other dog...though I would distract him from doing the behaviour. It's hard to deal with a sick dog and the "mess" that can occur.

Some cancers ARE linked to viruses..but it's not the cancer that is contagious, it's the virus itself that causes the mutations in the cells that is called "cancer". Mammary cancer is not viral, it is hormonal and genetic.
 

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Viruses are contagious, yet cancer itself is a change in the cells. So what causes it can be, the cancer itself, that we know of now, isn't in itself contagious. So any factor that causes a change in cells (sunburn, smoking) can cause cancer.
Yeah, I wasn't saying that cancer is ever directly contagious, that I know of. I was saying that viruses that are known to cause certain cancers are contagious.
 

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Prayers and thoughts to anyone affected by cancer. I lost both of my parents to cancer, I can only imagine how hard it is to battle.
 

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just a direct answer to the title:

nooo... ;)

I am sorry to hear your dog has cancer, though. We've lost 3 Rottweilers to it... it is a terrible disease. Definitely not contagious, though.
 

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If cancer is contagious, I better get used to holding my breath so as not to contaminate anyone.
Many of my friends and family members have had cancer and been cured...
If you are dealing with cancer personally , I wish the best for you.

I asked the question if it was contagious because the way my dogs were interacting with bodily fluids..
Not to upset someone who may have cancer...I apologize ..that was not my intention.
 

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Many of my friends and family members have had cancer and been cured...
If you are dealing with cancer personally , I wish the best for you.

I asked the question if it was contagious because the way my dogs were interacting with bodily fluids..
Not to upset someone who may have cancer...I apologize ..that was not my intention.
No offense taken!
 
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