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Table 5 Cause of death for 34 dogs by gender and lifespan category as of 31 July 2014

From: Exceptional longevity and potential determinants of successful ageing in a cohort of 39 Labrador retrievers: results of a prospective longitudinal study

Cancer Expected: ≥9 to ≤12.9 years Long: ≥13 to ≤15.5 years Exceptional: ≥15.6 years Total
 Female 3 = Haemangiosarcoma  unspecified type/location Haemangiosarcoma  splenic with metastasis Lymphosarcoma 3 = Plasma cell tumour Haemangiosarcoma Osteosarcoma 2 = Haemangiosarcoma  splenic Adenocarcinoma  pulmonary 8
 Male 4 = Haemangiosarcoma  prostate/bladder Prostatic cancer Mast cell tumour metastasis Urinary tract cancer—TCC 1 = Urinary tract cancer  bladder 0   5
Sub-total 7 (54 %)   4 (27 %)   2 (33 %)   13 (38 %)
Other
 Female 4 = Intervertebral disc disease Mega-oesophagus  causing chronic vomiting Seizures—unresponsive to medication Osteoarthritis (CHD) 7 = Gastric dilatation volvulus Chronic kidney disease (asymptomatic)a Progressive seizures Septicaemia Osteoarthritis (2) Quality of life 4 = Osteoarthritis (2) Quality of life (2) 15
 Male 2 = Osteoarthritis 4 = Found deceased in kennel (enteritis, colitis and PLE)b Gastro-intestinal inflammationc Chronic kidney disease (end stage) Myocardial fibrosis 0   6
Sub-total 6 (46 %)   11 (73 %)   4 (67 %)   21 (62 %)
Total 13 (100 %)   15 (100 %)   6 (100 %)   34 (100 %)
  1. 33 dogs underwent euthanasia due to deteriorating quality of life and one dog found dead in the morningb
  2. aHistopathology revealed inflammatory process in kidney indicating chronic infection (asymptomatic)
  3. bPost-mortem examination revealed enteritis and colitis with evidence of protein-losing enteropathy and mild multifocal glomerulosclerosis
  4. cHistopathology revealed inflammatory changes in gastro-intestinal tract