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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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Understanding Pet Cancer: Morris Animal Foundation Offers Free Mast Cell Tumor Webinar

April 30, 2014

All pet owners should understand and know the warning signs of mast cell tumors, which are common and potentially dangerous skin tumors that our beloved pets can develop...

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Happy National Pet Parents Day! Pet Parenthood and Sharing a Life with Animals

April 27, 2014

Although I am a veterinarian and have devoted my life to helping animals around the world, I actually couldn’t have pets when I was growing up. I wanted one (or more accurately a dozen), but my mother was very allergic to animal dander. She always regretted us not having pets, but it was just not something we could manage...

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Endangered Rabbits Get a Boost with Better Housing

April 18, 2014

Easter is just around the corner, and we’ve got bunnies on the brain...

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And the numbers are in…Los Gatos Dog Lovers Raise Nearly $115k for K9 Cancer.

April 17, 2014

Sunday was definitely a fun-day in Los Gatos, California! Nearly, 1,200 dog lovers rallied to fight canine cancer this past weekend, for the annual Los Gatos K9 Cancer Walk at Vasona Lake Park. The record-breaking event raised nearly $115k for Morris Animal Foundation and their fight to keep dogs happy and healthy through funding cancer research...

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Happy Volunteer Week: Meet Our Scientists

April 11, 2014

As a global leader in animal health science, Morris Animal Foundation relies upon the support of many people: pet owners, animal lovers, veterinarians and researchers. We couldn’t fulfill our mission to advance animal health without our scientific advisory boards, whose members voluntarily contribute their knowledge and expertise to research grant reviews. By drawing upon the best and brightest minds in veterinary medicine and research, Morris Animal Foundation taps a credentialed volunteer base second to none...

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Foundation Volunteers Find That Their Collective Power Really Can Make a Difference

April 7, 2014

Spring is finally upon us and if you weren’t already aware, April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. Throughout the month, Morris Animal Foundation will be celebrating our many wonderful volunteers who selflessly fuel our mission to create a better and brighter future for the animals we all cherish...

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Walk Participant Gives Back to Dogs That Gave Her So Much

March 31, 2014

Dogs have been part of Linda Spangler’s life since her childhood. Except for her college years, she has always had at least one canine by her side...

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