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Are Rottweilers and Dobermans prone to large cysts?

Hi everyone, I am a proud owner of a Rottweiler and have been hearing a lot of talk about them being prone to developing large cysts. I am a little concerned because I have noticed a small lump on my dog's skin and I am worried that it might be a cyst. I have also heard that Dobermans may suffer from this condition as well. I would really appreciate it if anyone with experience in this area could shed some light on this topic. Are Rottweilers and Dobermans more likely to develop cysts than other breeds? If so, what can I do to prevent them from occurring and how can I tell if my dog has one? Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hi all, as an owner of both a Doberman and a Rottweiler for over a decade, I can speak to my experience with cysts in both breeds. Over the years, I have noticed that Dobermans are slightly more prone to developing cysts than Rottweilers, but this may just be my own experience.

In the case of my dogs, the cysts were caused by various factors such as allergies, hormonal imbalances, and infections. So, as other users have also mentioned, preventing cysts is all about caring for your dog's overall health, and not just about addressing the cysts themselves.

I try to feed my dogs a high-quality diet, and make sure they stay physically active with daily walks and playtime. I also monitor their skin and coat regularly, and make sure they receive proper grooming, baths, and care.

If I do notice any unusual bumps or lumps on their skin, I get them checked out by a vet right away. If the cyst is small and painless, some vets may recommend simply keeping an eye on it. However, if it is large, painful, or affecting your dog's quality of life, they may recommend treatment options such as draining or removing the cyst surgically.

In conclusion, while my experience may not be representative of all Rottweiler and Doberman owners, I have found that good overall care for my dogs has greatly reduced the occurrence of cysts. Of course, regular check-ups with a veterinarian can also help catch any issues early on. Hope this helps.


Hey there, I just wanted to add my two cents to the discussion. I have been an owner of a Rottweiler for three years now, and have not noticed any large cysts on him. However, I have heard from other Rottweiler owners that they can develop cysts due to genetics.

As with any breed, it's important to do regular check-ups, including checking for lumps and bumps or any changes to their skin or coat. My Rottweiler gets regular baths and his coat is kept clean and free from tangles or matting. I also keep an eye on any cuts or injuries he may get while playing or running around.

Another important thing to consider is the diet of your dog. Rottweilers are prone to obesity, and being overweight can lead to a range of health problems, including skin issues. So feeding your dog a healthy diet can help prevent cysts and other health problems.

Overall, I think it's important to remember that every dog is different, and some may be more prone to cysts and other skin issues than others. Keeping your pet healthy and well cared for can go a long way towards preventing cysts and keeping your dog in good health.


Hello there, as an owner of a Doberman and a Rottweiler, I can share my personal experience regarding this topic. I have noticed that both of my dogs have developed cysts in the past. However, it's important to note that it doesn't necessarily mean that all Rottweilers and Dobermans are prone to getting them.

Typically, cysts are caused due to various reasons such as hormonal imbalances, infections, and trauma. In my case, my dogs developed cysts due to seasonal allergies. However, it is advisable to get any unusual lump examined by a veterinarian. They can determine the cause of the cyst and help you decide on the course of action to take.

In terms of prevention, good hygiene and regular grooming can go a long way. It's essential to keep your pet's skin clean and maintain a healthy diet. I would also recommend scheduling regular check-ups with your vet to monitor your pet's overall health.

I hope this helps!


Hello fellow dog lovers, as an owner of a Rottweiler for five years, I can also add my experiences to this discussion. I have noticed that my Rottweiler developed a small cyst on his back, which did concern me. I did my research and found that Rottweilers are among the breeds that can develop cysts more frequently.

I also found that some cysts can be caused by allergies, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise. So, while I did get the cyst examined by a vet to make sure it was not cancerous, I also took steps to prevent cysts from forming in the future.

I began to feed my Rottweiler a well-balanced diet, which included high-quality protein, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. I also ensured that he got plenty of exercise every day, which helped boost his immune system and maintain healthy skin.

Regular checking for lumps and bumps on my dog's skin also became a part of my grooming routine. This allowed me to detect cysts early on and get them taken care of before they caused any discomfort to my dog.

In conclusion, while some breeds may be prone to developing cysts, there are many things that you can do as a responsible owner to prevent them from occurring. Good nutrition, exercise, regular check-ups, and monitoring your dog's skin can all go a long way towards ensuring your dog stays happy and healthy.


Hello everyone, as a former owner of a Doberman, I can share my experience on this topic. My Doberman was prone to developing bumps on his skin, which worried me a lot as a new dog owner. After a visit to the vet, I learned that these bumps were cysts.

The vet explained to me that cysts in Dobermans and other breeds can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics and allergies. I was advised to keep my dog's skin clean and dry to prevent bacterial growth, as well as avoid using any harsh soaps or shampoos which could irritate his skin.

I also found that regular brushing and grooming could help prevent cysts from forming, as it helped me to regularly check for any lumps or bumps that might indicate a cyst. Feeding your dog a healthy and well-balanced diet is also essential, as a poor diet can lead to a weak immune system and skin problems.

In my experience, the key is to be proactive about your dog's health and wellbeing. Regular vet check-ups, good nutrition and proper grooming can go a long way towards preventing cysts and other skin issues in Dobermans and other breeds.

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