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Animal Illness Meets Its Match

January 9, 2013

Animal lovers across the country invested in a brighter future for animals in December. Thousands of supporters helped Morris Animal Foundation’s surpass its year-end Matching Gift Challenge of $50,000, which was sponsored by Paul Mitchell Schools.

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In Loving Memory

November 25, 2012 MAF

With your donation of $50 or more, you can upload an image of your choice and add a personalized sentiment. Your pet’s tribute will appear in the In Loving Memory gallery within one week of donating and will remain there for a minimum of six months.

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Petplan Supports Morris Animal Foundation with Matching Gift During #Giving Tuesday

November 23, 2012 MAF

Petplan pet insurance will celebrate its two-year partnership with Morris Animal Foundation by participating with the nonprofit for #GivingTuesday.

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To Our Donors...Thank You! [VIDEO]

November 22, 2012 MAF

Our supporters have made a huge impact on a lot of people and pets. From the bottom of all our hearts, thank you. Watch our 'Thank You' video here

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Study Identifies Causes of Brain Inflammation

November 9, 2012 MAF

Meningoencephalitis, a general term for inflammation of the brain and its outer covering, is a naturally occurring disease in dogs that is believed to be caused by genetic and environmental factors. The disease has a grave prognosis when the cause is unknown, and unfortunately, the cause is unclear in 75 percent of cases in dogs.

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Morris Animal Foundation Sponsors Greyhounds Rock Keynote

November 2, 2012 MAF

The keynote—an inspirational discussion about living with canine cancer—will be presented by Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano, founders of the world's largest online community for canine amputees and their humans, Tripawds.com.

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Canine Cancer Samples Made Available to Research

October 30, 2012 MAF

Canine cancer samples are now available to the research community thanks in part to Morris Animal Foundation, Pfizer Animal Health and AKC-Canine Health Foundation.

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Animal World Loses a Great Advocate

October 20, 2012 MAF

The veterinary world lost a true great, and Morris Animal Foundation lost a true friend on October 18 when Dr. Robert “R.K.” Anderson passed away at the age of 90. He was a revolutionary animal behaviorist, founder of the Animal Behavior Resources Institute and co-inventor of the Gentle Leader head collar and Easy Walk harness.

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Save Halloween and Help Save the Bats!

October 17, 2012 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation is partnering with ZuPreem to help save bats from fatal disease

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Scientific Studies Address Feline Heart Disease

October 15, 2012 MAF

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common type of heart disease in cats. As veterinarians well know, thromboembolisms are frequent complications of HCM, and current therapies are only minimally effective.

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Science has the power to change the world

October 12, 2012 MAF

When Dr. Mark Morris Sr. established Morris Animal Foundation in 1948, he envisioned a world in which scientific discoveries would lead to healthy lives for animals.

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Cool Cats Deserve Cool Science

October 9, 2012 MAF

Being as cool as they are, cats deserve their fair share when it comes to health research. Morris Animal Foundation is funding scientists from across the globe who are using cutting-edge technologies to change the way veterinarians diagnose and treat cats. These new studies are really something to “purr” about.

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A View From the Field: Chimps in Uganda

October 8, 2012 MAF

In recent years, infectious diseases have threatened the health of Africa’s endangered apes. Social interactions and behaviors may play a role in spreading disease among wild primates, but very few scientists have looked into these relationships.

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Research Improves Parrot Health

October 2, 2012 MAF

Most veterinarians are aware that Morris Animal Foundation funds research to improve canine and feline health. But you may not realize that we also invest in projects that benefit exotic pets, including amphibians, reptiles and birds. One of the most popular common exotic pets found in homes are parrots, a species Morris Animal Foundation has been instrumental in helping throughout the years.

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Orvis Takes a “Shot” Against Canine Cancer

September 23, 2012 MAF

Cancer is a disease that touches many of us. Canine cancer is the No. 1 cause of death of dogs over the age of 2. About 50 percent of dogs will develop the disease in their lifetime, and one in four will die from it. Many dog-loving people and companies, including The Orvis Company, are taking a stand against this horrible disease.

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Science Heads Toward a Future Without FIP

September 18, 2012 MAF

Luvey was a sweet calico that Ann Hardy adopted as a kitten. As Luvey aged she experienced chronic urinary issues. After seeing many veterinarians and a behaviorist over an eight-year period, Luvey was diagnosed with a congenital bladder deformity. She had surgery but afterward developed signs of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), a fatal disease. The veterinarian believed the virus may have been dormant and was triggered by the stress of surgery

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New Circle of Discovery Honors Foundation Supporters

September 10, 2012 MAF

Imagine a future in which a dog with cancer lives a long life with the people who love him. Early diagnostic tools identify kidney disease, so a cat can be effectively treated and years are added to her life. Horses are free of laminitis because researchers find ways to prevent this common disease. An endangered rhino population is thriving because of reproductive interventions.

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Researchers Help Horses Stay a Hoof Ahead of Disease

August 30, 2012 MAF

Treating disease in horses is never an easy task. They are large and often headstrong animals with a complicated physiology to match. Although advancements in equine health have made large strides in recent decades, still, no treatment plan is more effective—or less expensive—than preventing disease from happening in the first place. That’s why several recent Morris Animal Foundation–funded studies are focusing on equine disease prevention.

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Veterinary Research May Hold Solutions for Chronic Infections

August 29, 2012 MAF

Anyone who has experienced the pain of a urinary tract or bladder infection can empathize with a pet that suffers from chronic infections.

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Drug Decreases Postoperative Bleeding in Greyhounds

August 27, 2012 MAF

More than 25 percent of retired racing Greyhounds experience abnormal bleeding after routine spay/neuter surgery. In people, the drug epsilon aminocaproic acid (EACA) has been used to decrease the need for blood transfusions during certain surgeries. The drug works by strengthening and accelerating clot formation.

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