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Love Cats? So Does Morris Animal Foundation! Check Out All the Ways How

October 29, 2017

October 29 is National Cat Day and Morris Animal Foundation understands the special place cats hold in our hearts. After all, we’ve been funding feline health studies to improve the quality of cats’ lives (all nine of them!) since 1950.

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Your Gifts in Action

September 7, 2017 Carol Borchert

For the past 69 years, Morris Animal Foundation has been a global leader in funding studies to advance animal health. With the help of generous donors like you, we are improving the health and well-being of dogs, cats, horses and wildlife worldwide.

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Catching Cancer in Cats

June 8, 2017

Although we tend to think of viruses causing diseases like the flu or common cold, it’s becoming increasingly clear that viruses have strong links to certain cancers, both in people and animals. Nowhere is this more obvious than in cats, where cancer-causing viruses have been recognized for decades.

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Your Cat’s Best Defense against Cancer May Be Snuggling with You

May 11, 2017

Many of us do monthly or yearly cancer bump and lump checks on ourselves as part of our overall wellness efforts to catch any potential problems early – sometimes with lifesaving results. The same kind of lump and bump check can be a life-saving routine for our cats, too.

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Better pain relief for cats during spay surgery

February 23, 2017

The treatment of pain in cats has long been challenging, not only because cats tend to hide their pain (a throwback to their not-so-distant wild ancestry), but because many common pain-relieving drugs used in veterinary medicine are dangerous to cats.

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Study results address deadly blood clots in cats

October 20, 2016

A sudden cry and collapse can signal one of the most dreaded diseases in cats –arterial thromboembolism. Abnormal blood clots form in the blood stream and then lodge in blood vessels, cutting off blood supply and causing sudden pain and collapse.

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I’ve got an itch! The top 5 causes of itchy skin in dogs and cats

September 6, 2016 Kelly Diehl, DVM, MS, ACVIM

If you’ve ever lived with a dog, you’ve probably seen a rear leg start moving when we scratch an ear or belly. Or you have a cat that always seems to scratch its ears. Maybe you’ve heard the jingle jangle of a collar as a back foot comes up to scratch an itchy neck. Although both dogs and cats experience the occasional itch (just like we do), as pet owners it’s important to recognize when an itch is an indication of a more serious problem.

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Buzz off! Protecting your pets from diseases spread by insects

July 26, 2016

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil just around the corner, concerns about the Zika virus have filled the news. But Zika is only one of many diseases, both mild and serious, spread by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks. These vector-borne diseases affect people all over the world, and our dog and cat companions are susceptible to many of these same infections. Pet owners need to be vigilant to keep their pets healthy and happy during the “biting” season.

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CSU Researcher Gets Catty!

March 7, 2014

It isn't every day that you get to discover one new virus, let alone three. However, that is exactly what researchers at Colorado State University have done...

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Donor’s support pays off in an unexpected ways

May 31, 2013

As a lifelong animal lover, Linda Stone, of Scottsdale, Arizona, has experienced the deaths of her dog (kidney failure), skunk (hemophilia) and trap-neuter-release cat (transmittable venereal tumor).

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Study Results Lead to Better Treatment of Urinary Tract Diseases in Pets

April 13, 2011

One of the hardest parts about caring for pets is that they can’t tell us when they’re sick. But with a careful eye, you can notice when your pet suffers from disease conditions affecting the urinary tract.

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Vet visits add up

March 1, 2011

Many of us are going to great lengths, and expense, to keep our four-legged family members healthy—and each year, we’re willing to spend more.

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Make Summer Safe for Our Pets

May 12, 2010 MAF

For pet owners, summer has always been a time to get outdoors and enjoy nature—especially in our own backyards. Playing ball, walking and simply sitting in the warm sun with our animals are all part of summer's fun.

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February Study Successes

March 1, 2010 MAF

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2009: A Year of Animal Health Successes

December 14, 2009 Morris Animal Foundation

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