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Rabies Remains a Threat in Impoverished Regions of the World, Despite Effective Vaccine

September 28, 2017 Carol Borchert

September 28 is World Rabies Day, an important awareness day targeting a lethal disease. Despite awareness days and continued research, many misperceptions about rabies exist, fueled by images from popular culture and widespread misinformation.

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Travels With Barley

September 14, 2017 Carol Borchert

Motorcycling has been a part of Peter Burke’s life since his days as a young adult. Long trips on winding roads across the country offered a freedom hard to capture with any other mode of transportation. There was only one problem. Peter missed his dogs. And there were a lot of dogs to miss.

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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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In Celebration of National Dog Day – The World is a Better Place, Thanks to Dogs

August 17, 2017 Carol Borchert

We celebrate National Dog Day on August 26, a chance to remember all the reasons we love dogs, but also a chance to help make the world a better place for dogs. Read on to discover some fun facts about dogs, then learn what you can do right now to help all dogs have longer, healthier lives.

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In Memory of Tag – Owner Determined to Help in the Fight Against Canine Cancer

August 3, 2017 Carol Borchert

When Tag, a beloved golden retriever, lost his life to cancer, his devastated owner decided to channel her grief into action. Determined to help change health outcomes for all dogs, she is matching all gifts to the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, now through National Dog Day on August 26.

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A Chance to Change Cancer Treatment

June 15, 2017

Finding out your dog has cancer is a devastating experience for many pet owners. If you also happen to be a veterinarian, emotions collide as you find yourself in the position of both owner and doctor, like Dr. Joe Schmidt and his wife, Sue.

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Dedicated to Finding Cures and Saving Lives

June 5, 2017

For Marla, being a participant in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a labor of love – love for Snickers and for the dogs she’s lost. Snickers, who also is a therapy dog, is a hero in her eyes, as are all the dogs enrolled in the study.

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Dr. Robin Downing Champions Morris Animal Foundation and Unite to Fight Pet Cancer

May 4, 2017

Always a passionate advocate for the animals who share our world, Dr. Downing has long supported the fight against cancer both professionally and in her own pets' lives.

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Join Morris Animal Foundation as We Unite to Fight Pet Cancer

April 25, 2017

Help us fight pet cancer and give our pets a better chance at a longer, healthier life – pets like Rocky, a beloved Dalmatian whose life was cut short by cancer – by making your gift today.

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Toxic foods – tantalizing flavors can spell trouble for our pets

March 2, 2017 Kelly Diehl, DVM, MS, ACVIM

Although it is tempting to share a tasty treat with our pet, many foods that are safe for humans can be toxic for our dogs and cats. As concerned pet parents, it’s important to know which ones are especially problematic.

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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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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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High School Freshman Receives First Place Award for Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

April 2, 2013

Cherry Creek High School freshman Apoorva Krishnan took her love for animals to the next level by getting involved in Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

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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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Silicon Valley Stomps on Cancer!

October 3, 2012 MAF

Last weekend, more than 500 San Jose area dog lovers rallied together to fight canine cancer at the annual Silicon Valley K9 Cancer Walk benefiting Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary care for animals. Volunteers in the area have held the event the last three years, and this year they reached a milestone by raising more than $200,000 for canine health research.

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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 www.CanineLifetimeHealth.org.

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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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PetSafe Plans to Make Sunday’s K9 Cancer Walk Most “Woofed” About Event in Town

September 21, 2012 MAF

PetSafe is gearing up for its annual K9 Cancer Walk on Sunday, September 23, at the Cove at Concord Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit Morris Animal Foundation and their effort to help dogs lead longer, healthier, cancer-free lives.

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PetSafe Makes Community Happy and Healthy for Pets

August 23, 2012 MAF

Knoxville has been dubbed one of the pet-friendliest cities in the nation, in part thanks to the pet-loving team at PetSafe. They have taken the lead in helping to make sure that pets are respected citizens and that their health and well-being are a top priority in the community. To help drive this effort, earlier this month they hosted the first-ever dog-friendly black-tie gala in Tennessee.

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