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Osteoarthritis in Cats

October 2, 2014

As we mentioned last month, cats are masters at hiding their illnesses, so as pet owners we need to keep close watch on their behavior. As Morris Animal Foundation continues to fund impactful science to help our feline friends lead longer, healthier lives, we would like to share an update with you about one of our studies.

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Lisa Belden

October 1, 2014

Frogs, toads, newts. Did you know these amphibians fill an important ecological niche—and that their populations are declining rapidly worldwide?

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Wildlife Can Get Cancer, Too

September 18, 2014

The Tasmanian devil is more than a cartoon character. This carnivorous scavenger plays an important role in the ecosystem of the island of Tasmania, but the species is now in trouble.

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Studies Benefit Health of Critically Endangered Whale Species

September 3, 2014

The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale is a coastal-dwelling species that holds an important place in the history of our country. It was reduced to near extinction through commercial whaling because it was the “right” whale to harvest for its abundant oil. Fewer than 500 remain and they continue to be threatened by encounters with humans, exposure to disease outbreaks and environmental toxins. Boat strikes and entanglements in fishing gear also put these massive creatures at risk when they migrate between calving grounds in the southern Atlantic to northern feeding grounds that range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to the Bay...

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A picture tells more than a thousand words

August 25, 2014

The day began just like any other when Chris and Karen Codington turned on their television to watch the morning news. A local shelter happened to be airing an adopt-a-pet news segment, and the Codingtons quickly found themselves drawn to the screen and to the adorable, caramel-colored puppy that desperately needed a home. Before they knew it, their family grew to three, with the new addition of Kasey, an 11-week-old Canaan dog.

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Lymphoma and Your Pet: Attend our Webinar

August 4, 2014

Lymphoma is a common and well-known type of human cancer. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs and cats. Do you know enough to recognize this disease in your pet?

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Being in the Study Has Made Me a Better Dog Owner

August 1, 2014

Susan Marie runs a small Golden Retriever rescue and says she’s been rescuing all kinds of animals pretty much since she could walk. Other than one recent 6-month period over the past 40 years, she says, “I have never been without a Golden since my first.”

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Chance to Help Improve the Lives of Dogs

July 24, 2014

In May 2013, their 8-year-old Golden Retriever, Lily, had been diagnosed with oral cancer. As the family struggled to come to terms with Lily’s diagnosis, their 10-year-old Golden Retriever, Max, died suddenly six weeks later from hemangiosarcoma. Lily spiraled into a deep depression and succumbed to her disease on September 11, less than three months after Max’s passing.

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Study Offers Hope for Horses with Melanoma

July 18, 2014

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.

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Remembering Helps Heal the Heart

July 14, 2014

Do you remember the first time you lost a beloved pet? I bet you do. It doesn't matter how old you are or how many losses you’ve suffered, dealing with a faithful companion’s death is never easy.

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Cancer: a Real Threat to Pets

July 9, 2014

Cancer poses a very serious threat to all of our pets. Six million new pet cancer diagnoses are made every year, and countless families experience the devastating effects of this deadly disease...

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Ways for You to #UniteToFight Against Pet Cancer

July 2, 2014

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...

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Celebrating 64 Years of Funding Feline Health Research

June 13, 2014

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.

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Sandy Vilahu: My Commitment in Finding a Cure

June 12, 2014

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...

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We Aren’t Kit-ing Around

June 9, 2014

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.

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What Is a Virtual Pet Cancer Walk?

June 6, 2014

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.

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UPDATE: California Sea Lion Pups

May 29, 2014

During early 2013, a large number of California sea lion pups started stranding along the Southern California coast. They kept stranding at high rates, in dire need of food and water, until June. All told, over 1,600 pups came ashore – the largest number of stranded pups within a single event in California’s history. The cause of this event was unknown.

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The World’s Oldest Creatures Need Our Help

May 23, 2014

Did you know turtles have existed for longer than 100 million years? Unfortunately, these animals are now disappearing due to poaching, the exotic food and pet trade industries, entanglements, marine debris and habitat change and destruction...

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#AskFallon Video Challenges Tonight Show Host to Fight Pet Cancer

May 7, 2014

Dog lover Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who portrays “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” has a challenge for fellow dog lover and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Goldsmith is helping Morris Animal Foundation to #AskFallon to participate in the Foundation’s upcoming Unite to Fight Virtual Pet Cancer Walk.

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Celebrating Little Dogs With Big Hearts

May 5, 2014

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, it’s only fitting to tell you more about the tiny breed that holds a big place in our hearts. Of course, we’re talking about Chihuahuas. These dogs may be small in stature, but pound-for-pound they are bursting with courage, adventure, intelligence and loyalty.

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