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Fall Heightens the Battle Against Canine Cancer

September 3, 2013

September is a huge month in the fight against canine cancer, the No. 1 killer of dogs over the age of 2. Volunteers in Colorado, Indiana and Tennessee are hard at work preparing for not one but three different K9 Cancer Walk events to benefit Morris Animal Foundation.

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Morris Animal Foundation: A story of discovery and chance

August 29, 2013

As we celebrate our 65th anniversary this year, we’re taking a look back at our rich history. Our story begins with a young man named Mark L. Morris, who in the fall of 1925 traveled 2,000 miles from his home in Colorado to Ithaca, New York, where he enrolled at Cornell University. A year later, doctorate of veterinary medicine in hand, Dr. Morris set out on a path that would change the course of veterinary medicine forever.

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We’re Wagging Our Tails Over the PetSafe Gala

August 27, 2013

It was all smiles and tail wagging at the second annual PetSafe Black Ties & Tails Gala to benefit Morris Animal Foundation. The dog-friendly gala took place on Saturday, August 10, in Knoxville, Tenn., and more than 160 people accompanied by more than 30 dogs were in attendance.

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Indy Leaps into the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

August 26, 2013

Indy is a quintessential Golden Retriever. At nearly three years of age, this bundle of energy participates in dock dog diving competitions – he is titled in the Senior Division which jumps 15’ – 19’, he is already a United Kennel Club champion & International Champion and has his Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dogs International certifications. Soon, Indy will start competing in obedience.

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Training Your Golden Retriever

August 7, 2013

“Bad behavior” is the biggest reason that pets are relinquished. Sadly many dogs don’t even realize their behavior is inappropriate. According to David Haworth, DVM, PhD, and president and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, dogs thrive on having limits. As pack animals, dogs need a lot of structure—and as the owner, you need to provide it. You need to be aware of (and decide for yourself) what normal canine behavior is and what behavior is unacceptable.

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Tips for Keeping Your Golden Retriever Healthy

August 2, 2013

Celebrating your Golden Retriever’s birthday with a trip to the veterinarian may not sound like a great birthday present, but think of the annual visit as the gift of health. Along with good nutrition and proper exercise, wellness visits are your best bet for disease prevention and early diagnosis. Here are some additional health tips from David Haworth, DVM, PhD, president/CEO of Morris Animal Foundation.

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Summer Research Helps Train Veterinary Students for the Future

July 26, 2013

When Morris Animal Foundation launched its Veterinary Student Scholars Program in 2005, we really didn’t know what to expect from the students who received the first grants. What we got were students like Dr. Aric Frantz, who today is an accomplished scientist at the University of Minnesota. His innovative work with cancer stem cells could significantly change the effectiveness of cancer treatments for pets.

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Betty White Announces Winners of the Orvis Cover Dog Photo Contest

July 23, 2013

Dog lovers have spoken and the winners of the latest round of the Orvis Cover Dog Contest have been chosen. Animal lover and Morris Animal Foundation supporter Betty White teamed up with the Orvis Company to announce the winners.

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New Studies Tackle Cancer and Infectious Diseases in Pets

July 22, 2013

At the end of June, 10 veterinary scientists gathered around a table at a Denver hotel to review and discuss the merits of 81 scientific research grant proposals—each with the potential to advance veterinary medicine for pets.

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Fun Facts: Sea Lions

July 16, 2013

Whether floating together on the ocean’s surface, jumping out of the water like porpoises or “surfing” the breaking waves, sea lions know how to have fun. These lovable animals are one of the many species that Morris Animal Foundation is working to help. Here are a few fun facts about these marine mammals.

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Meet One of Our Golden Boys

July 12, 2013

Meet Gibbs. This active and adorable Golden Retriever joined our Golden Retriever Lifetime Study just before his second birthday this past spring.

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New Research Looks to Identify Risk Factors for Heart Failure in Cats

July 8, 2013

I will never forget the day nearly 11 years ago, when my 8-year-old, black and white cat Bailey ran into my office howling in pain and with what seemed like paralysis in one of her back legs. I had no idea what the problem was, but within minutes, she was gone and I was shell-shocked. ~ By Heidi Jeter

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Help Betty White Save Sea Lion Pups!

July 3, 2013

Known for their keen intelligence, playful natures and general adorableness, California sea lions have won their way into many an animal lover’s heart, including ours at Morris Animal Foundation. So when marine researchers at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in California informed us that more than 1,200 California sea lions, mostly young pups, had died suddenly this year, we knew we had to help.

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Dog owner and veterinarian show dedication to Golden health

July 2, 2013

Golden Retriever owners are as loyal to their breed as Goldens are to their owners. That's why Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study caught the attention of veterinarians and dog owners across the country, including Dr. Michael Lappin and Nancy Bishop of Massachusetts.

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We’re Proud to Enter Charity Navigator’s Top 10%

July 2, 2013

What does Morris Animal Foundation have in common with the best charities in America? For the third consecutive year, we’ve been rated as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator.

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University of California–Davis Professor Appointed to Foundation Board of Trustees

July 1, 2013

Marine wildlife expert Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, was recently appointed to Morris Animal Foundation’s board of trustees. Mazet is a professor of epidemiology and disease ecology and director of the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California–Davis.

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University Spotlight: Colorado State University

June 25, 2013

With the Morris Animal Foundation offices located in Denver and Colorado State University (CSU) located just 65 miles away in Fort Collins, the two organizations are nearly neighbors. The Foundation supports scientists at veterinary schools throughout the world, and CSU is one of its oldest partners.

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Win a Date with America’s Golden Girl and Favorite Animal Lover Betty White

June 17, 2013

Ever wonder what it would be like to share an evening of witty banter with America’s Golden Girl Betty White? Now is your opportunity. Through an eBay auction, fans can bid to be Betty White’s guest at the Morris Animal Foundation Gala of HOPE, An Evening with Betty White in Los Angeles in October. Bidding for “Win a Date with Betty” will start at $1,500. Click here and start bidding June 17.

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Keeping Your Pets Safe and Healthy During a Natural Disaster

June 12, 2013 MAF

With natural disasters seemingly popping up left and right, it’s important that all pet owners take the necessary precautions to keep their animals safe and healthy, especially in the case of an evacuation.

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Time to Start the Gold Rush

June 10, 2013

3,000-that's the golden number! Application for Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is open, and we're actively recruiting 3,000 Goldens under the age of 2 to take part in this amazing health study.

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