No other species is closer to humans than the chimpanzee, which shares 95 to 98 percent of our genetic blueprint. Like us, they live in family units and create complex social communities. Also like us, their close interactions with one another can lead to illness.
The tumor starts like so many skin cancers do: a small black bump on the skin. It is easy to overlook, since it isn’t irritating, oozing or interfering with movement. Slowly, the tumor grows, but much of the growth occurs below the skin. Over time the tumor is noted but doesn't seem a cause for concern; if it is growing so slowly, how could it be a problem? Then one day, doctors discover the tumor is much bigger than previously thought and has spread throughout the body.
Coral reefs are some of the most beautiful, oldest and most diverse ecosystems on our planet, but they are dying throughout the world because of human impact. The reef- building corals in the Caribbean show the greatest signs of disease-related decline.
Morris Animal Foundation is excited to continue our fight against pet cancer with our ongoing Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign! Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in dogs and cats worldwide. Hopefully, you’ve already downloaded our free pet cancer guides. If not, take a moment to do so now. By arming yourself with the knowledge in our guides, you take an important step in learning how to protect your pet...
Determining the meaning behind feline blood test results is often a challenge. Especially difficult for veterinarians can be trying to interpret why a cat has lymphocytosis, a condition in which the numbers of lymphocytes (one type of white blood cell) increase beyond the normal range.
The eyes of the world have been fixed upon Brazil and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as nations from around the world send teams to compete for soccer’s, or rather football’s, crown jewel. Morris Animal Foundation has also sent teams to Brazil in the past. One team in particular used our funding to study the health of the maned wolf, South America’s largest canid.
More than 400 pet lovers from around the world joined together for the first-ever Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Virtual Walk on Sunday, June 22. Participants from nearly 50 states and five countries raised nearly $60,000 to help fight cancer and give dogs and cats longer, healthier, cancer-free lives.
It’s not every day you bring a new puppy into your home—let alone one that becomes famous. That’s exactly what happened to Jon and Amber Huang after they added Manny, a French Bulldog, to their family...
Morris Animal Foundation’s Erin Searfoss has been nominated for the inaugural American Humane Association Hero Veterinary Technician AwardTM, presented by Zoetis. This special award program was established in part to help recognize the people behind keeping our pets healthy.
Since funding our first feline nutrition study in 1950, Morris Animal Foundation has supported 330 studies designed to improve the lives of our feline friends. Of those, 39 have been devoted to examining feline cancer, including studies to better understand and combat leukemia and skin cancer, both of which are highly prevalent in cats.
Morris Animal Foundation is thankful for our many supporters around the world. We are also honored to have many passionate volunteers across the country who help us raise awareness about our work and efforts to discover preventives and treatments for cancer...
Early identification of cancer can result in a better prognosis and save lives. As a part of our Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign, Morris Animal Foundation is offering pet parents a pet cancer information kit. The kit contains several useful tools for you to reference and discuss with your veterinarian.
Our virtual pet cancer walk is an online fundraising campaign that gives people from all over the world the opportunity to take a stand against pet cancer. This unique event gives pet parents a chance to rally family, friends and coworkers to unite against pet cancer and make a difference in the lives of pets all around the world.