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Keep your pets healthy this holiday season

November 25, 2015

The holidays are upon us, and with celebrations comes plenty of seasonal cooking and baking with delicious meals, desserts and food gifts. As we are enjoying the bounty of the season, it’s tempting to share a tasty morsel of special food with our pets. But it’s important to remember that food treats can become food disasters for our companion animals, and wind you up with an unexpected holiday trip to your veterinarian

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Season of Hope - Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

November 16, 2015

For Kristi and Chris Fiala, life just wouldn’t be complete without their golden retrievers. Like many, the Fialas got “hooked” on the breed when they got their first golden, Maggie. Since then, they’ve welcomed Jack, Gracie, Cody and Milton into the family.

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and our pets

November 13, 2015

Staphylococcus aureus, a common bacteria, is found on the skin of humans, but not on animals. Some animals can acquire S. aureus and MRSA from contact with people who are infected with the bacterium. Although research suggests that animals can be colonized by MRSA, they also can clear the infection on their own.

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Season of Hope - taking on osteosarcoma

November 9, 2015

Xanadu, a fun-loving Labrador retriever, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of his right front leg in August 2010. Lisa Dowell chronicled her dog’s ensuing struggle in a blog, documenting the ups and downs associated with chemotherapy – response, relapse, experimental treatments – all the highs and lows.

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What is Season of Hope?

November 2, 2015

In cultures, countries and traditions around the world, the winter season is a time of sharing and caring, of family and friends, and of celebration and giving. At Morris Animal Foundation, winter also means Season of Hope – when your donation helps animals around the world have longer, healthier lives.

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Sniffle, snort, sneeze - upper respiratory infections in cats

October 28, 2015

If you’ve ever owned a kitten or gone to a shelter, you’ve likely seen the sneezing, runny noses and watery eyes typical of feline upper respiratory tract infections. Although most of these infections in cats are like colds in people – annoying, but not life-threatening – occasionally they become much more serious.

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Sacramento dog lovers raise more than $50,000 for canine cancer research

October 16, 2015

More than 350 people and their furry friends participated in the 7th Annual Greater Sacramento K9 Cancer Walk on October 11. Walkers raised more than $50,000, $10,000 above the walk proceeds in 2014.

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day draws attention to expanding problem

October 7, 2015

We all know that being overweight can seriously impact our health and that of our pets. One of the complications of excess body weight is shortness of breath with accompanying sleep apnea.

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Greater Sacramento area walkers join together on Oct. 11 to stop canine cancer

October 6, 2015

On Sunday, October 11, people in the greater Sacramento area will come together to participate in the 7th Annual Greater Sacramento (formerly Elk Grove) K9 Cancer Walk benefiting Morris Animal Foundation.

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Indianapolis residents take to the roadways to walk for K9 cancer

September 22, 2015

Although Indianapolis is famous for its high-speed raceway, nearly 150 people and their four-legged friends slowed down the pace and walked in the third annual Indy K9 Cancer Walk on September 20.

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When it comes to pain medication, birds of a feather do not flock together

September 22, 2015

A raptor soaring through the sky is an iconic image of strength and beauty, but life can be dangerous for these magnificent birds.

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Controlling rabies outbreaks in developing countries

September 22, 2015

Dr. Darryn Knobel was troubled by the high incidence of canine rabies in certain impoverished areas in his country. The disease posed a significant risk to both humans and dogs, and the potential spread to other communities and wildlife was a concern.

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Walk with us in Indy, help fight canine cancer

September 16, 2015

This weekend, concerned dog owners will join together in Indianapolis to raise funds in support of Morris Animal Foundation’s effort to fight canine cancer

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Honoring our pets on Sept. 13

September 11, 2015

September 13 is National Pet Memorial Day

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Remembering Jeoffry

September 8, 2015

Jeoffry is one of many beloved pets memorialized on the Morris Animal Foundation Remembrance Gallery.

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Understanding pet loss and grief

August 25, 2015

Our capacity as human beings to love correlates to our capacity to grieve. Because of how we come to love our pets, we experience profound loss when one of them becomes ill or dies.

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Harnessing the power of stem cells for horses

August 11, 2015

Stem cells show remarkable potential as treatments for a variety of equine disorders from orthopedic injuries to organ regeneration, but we still need to answer many questions to unlock the full potential of these biological superheroes.

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Morris Animal Foundation "gives a hoot" to protect owlets

July 31, 2015

Scops owls are some of the smallest owls in Europe, with a wide habitat ranging from Spain to Russia, and from country to city.

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Pet Lovers Worldwide Unite to Fight Pet Cancer

July 1, 2015

On June 28, nearly 300 animal lovers from all around the world strapped on their virtual walking shoes and participated in Morris Animal Foundation’s second annual Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Virtual Walk.

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Boxers and cancer

May 27, 2015

A recent cancer survey in 435 dogs found that brain cancer is more common in dogs than previously reported, and boxers are one of the most commonly affected dogs.

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