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Table 3 Causes of death classified by pathophysiologic processes in our data

From: Lifespan of companion dogs seen in three independent primary care veterinary clinics in the United States

Pathophysiologic Process All Dogs % Purebreds % Mixed Breeds % Males % Females % Intact % Gonadectomized % Small % Medium % Large % Giant % MI % MG % FI % FG %
cardiovascular 14 1.75 8 1.60 5 1.90 7 1.76 7 1.75 0 0.00 14 2.13 4 2.92 3 2.68 0 0.00 1 2.86 0 0.00 7 2.19 0 0.00 7 2.06
congenital 12 1.50 9 1.80 2 0.76 9 2.26 3 0.75 6 4.29 6 0.91 3 2.19 1 0.89 5 2.43 0 0.00 4 5.06 5 1.57 2 3.28 1 0.29
degenerative 233 29.13 154 30.74 74 28.14 116 29.15 116 29.00 25 17.86 207 31.46 47 34.31 36 32.14 58 28.16 11 31.43 15 18.99 101 31.66 10 16.39 106 31.27
infectious/inflammatory 86 10.75 59 11.78 23 8.75 41 10.30 45 11.25 26 18.57 60 9.12 14 10.22 15 13.39 24 11.65 5 14.29 14 17.72 27 8.46 12 19.67 33 9.73
metabolic 21 2.63 13 2.59 7 2.66 13 3.27 8 2.00 4 2.86 17 2.58 6 4.38 3 2.68 2 0.97 0 0.00 3 3.80 10 3.13 1 1.64 7 2.06
neoplastic 364 45.50 225 44.91 126 47.91 176 44.22 187 46.75 42 30.00 321 48.78 50 36.50 43 38.39 109 52.91 17 48.57 28 35.44 148 46.39 14 22.95 173 51.03
toxic 10 1.25 5 1.00 5 1.90 5 1.26 5 1.25 4 2.86 6 0.91 2 1.46 2 1.79 1 0.49 0 0.00 2 2.53 3 0.94 2 3.28 3 0.88
traumatic 60 7.50 28 5.59 21 7.98 31 7.79 29 7.25 33 23.57 27 4.10 11 8.03 9 8.04 7 3.40 1 2.86 13 16.46 18 5.64 20 32.79 9 2.65
unclassified 735   493   214   371   358   132   597   157   129   169   29   68   303   64   294