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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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Road to Hope: Allen Byrne

March 28, 2014

Thousands of veterinarians, technicians, students and industry leaders. Five conferences. Five cities. Three months. One Foundation...

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Louise Morris: The Matriarch Behind Morris Animal Foundation

March 19, 2014

Much has been written about our pioneering founder, Dr. Mark Morris Sr., but few are aware of the amazing contributions of his wife, Louise. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like you to get to know her...

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Brain Biopsies Improve Diagnosis and Offer Treatment Insight

March 12, 2014

When Tucker, an 8-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, was diagnosed with a brain mass, his owner felt fortunate because veterinarians were able to determine the exact type of cells within the mass...

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Scientists Go to Bat for Bat Health

October 28, 2013

You wouldn’t think that a bit of white fuzz could threaten to take out entire species of animals—but that is exactly what is happening. White-nose syndrome, named for the white, fuzzy growth that occurs on the nose and ears of affected bats, is one of the fastest spreading...

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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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