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Golden Retrievers Invited to Participate in Groundbreaking Study

September 27, 2012 MAF

Golden Retriever owners across the country are invited to apply to participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken to improve the health of dogs. Morris Animal Foundation, the nonprofit organization running the study, will enroll 3,000 Golden Retrievers over the next two years. To qualify, dogs must be under 2 years of age and in good health. Owners can register their dogs at

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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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Potential Drug for Canine Blood Disorder IMHA

August 11, 2012 MAF

Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a common type of anemia in dogs. This deadly blood disorder occurs when the dog’s immune system is triggered to attack its own red blood cells. Despite aggressive conventional treatments, IMHA has a very high mortality rate.

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Study Shows Genetic Ability to Repair DNA Linked to Predisposition to Cancer

July 12, 2012 MAF

Cancer is the no. 1 cause of death in dogs over the age of 2, and an estimated 60 percent of Golden Retrievers die of cancer. Research in human medicine is beginning to indicate that an individual’s ability to repair DNA correlates with his or her susceptibility to cancer.

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Studying Bacteria that Cause Urinary Stones

March 29, 2012 MAF

Urinary stones are a common problem in dogs, and one that can cause life-threatening obstruction of the urinary tract.

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New Dog Health Info Center

March 2, 2012 MAF

The Dog Health Info Center is here to help you learn more about the diseases that affect dogs—and how to spot signs of trouble.

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Registration is now open for the K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove, CA

January 27, 2012 MAF

Join Morris Animal Foundation on Sunday, April 29, for the Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk at Elk Grove Regional Park in Elk Grove.

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Working to stop canine flu at shelter doors

January 19, 2012 MAF

Since its discovery in 2004, canine influenza virus (CIV) has become widespread in shelters across the United States.

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Comparative Research Identifies Most Effective Knee Surgery for Large Dogs

June 13, 2011 MAF

Cranial cruciate ligament disease results in partial or complete joint instability, pain and lameness.

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Finding common ground

May 17, 2011 MAF

What two traits do Shar-Pei dogs and humans have in common? Wrinkles are an obvious characteristic.

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Taking a smart approach to brain cancer

May 13, 2011 MAF

Novel tool may improve diagnosis and treatment of tumors

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Meisha's Hope AIHA/IMHA Fund

May 3, 2011 MAF

Dedicated to funding research into an often fatal blood disorder in dogs.

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Study Links Genes to Retinal Diseases

April 25, 2011 MAF

An estimated 80 to 100 dog breeds are affected by diseases that cause blindness, such as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), or eye diseases that are caused by inherited genetic mutations.

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Scientists Evaluate Proteins with Potential to Detect Kidney Disease Earlier in Dogs

March 22, 2011 MAF

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common cause of illness and death in dogs, yet most commonly used diagnostic tests are reliable only in the advanced stages of the disease.

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Citrulline Supplements May Improve Health in Dogs with Parvovirus Enteritis

March 14, 2011 MAF

Canine parvovirus enteritis, an acute viral intestinal disease in puppies, has a 20 percent mortality rate.

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Hope for dogs suffering from common health ailments

March 1, 2011

One of the fascinating aspects about the studies Morris Animal Foundation supports is how they address the ailments that affect pets most.

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Research Improves Diagnosis for Canine Influenza

January 24, 2011 MAF

For humans, flu shots are a common topic of discussion, but with regards to our furry friends, canine influenza rarely comes up during a chat by the water cooler and may not even come up during a routine veterinary visit.

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Annual Dog Agility Event Plans To Reach 10 Year, $100K Goal for Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Research

July 26, 2010 MAF

Reno event memorializes two special dogs lost to cancer.

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Find out if your dog is at risk of developing arthritis

April 1, 2010 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation has been selected to benefit from a campaign to raise awareness about arthritis in dogs. Complete a short checklist to find out if your dog is at risk and $1 will be donated to MAF up to $5000, this will also put MAF in the running to win the grand prize of $25,000.

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February Study Successes

March 1, 2010 MAF

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