Cancer treatment is another way dogs and humans are linked.

Immunotherapy, which uses monoclonal antibodies to fight cancer, has been adapted from human medicine and used in dogs. Using mouse antibodies, researchers have seen successful targeting canine cancer cells, slowing the growth of some canine cancers and destroying others, according to a study published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. The work could lead to new treatments for dogs, as well as improvements to treatments used in people.

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