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Ready, Set, Go! Annual Agility Trail to Support Canine Cancer Research

July 19, 2012 MAF

It’s time again to rally together for the annual Pepper/Sampson This marks the 12th anniversary of the agility event, which to date has raised more than $144,000 for canine lymphoma research.

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Study Identifies a Better Method for Dosing of Chemotherapy Drugs in Dogs

June 23, 2012 MAF

Currently, chemotherapy doses are calculated based on a dog’s body surface area without taking into consideration other physiological factors that could affect drug metabolism. New research is identifying ways to improve dosing methods.

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Scientists Produce Probiotic Bacteria with Potential to Prevent Urinary Oxalate Stones

June 13, 2012 MAF

Urinary stones are a common problem in dogs, and one that can cause life-threatening obstruction of the urinary tract. One common type of urinary stone is made of calcium oxalate.

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Meisha’s Legacy Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Hope

May 21, 2012 MAF

The Meisha’s Hope Fund, established to advance research into autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on May 25, 2012.

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Snuff out the ouch

May 18, 2012 MAF

Humans have been controlling their own pain for thousands of years—not so for animals.

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Heat-related illness in working dogs

April 27, 2012 MAF

A number of recent events have elevated the status of working dogs and highlighted the need to keep these dogs healthy. Although these dogs—such as K-9 officers, military dogs, or rescue dogs—often find themselves exposed to more palpable dangers, heat-related illnesses such as dehydration and heat exhaustion actually tend to be the leading causes of death in these dogs.

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Scientists work to outsmart overactive immune systems

April 10, 2012 MAF

It’s no secret that dogs and cats have extraordinary immune systems. Like many animals, they are biologically engineered to fight off an array of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and more.

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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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The 2011 Meisha's Hope Award Winner

February 22, 2012 MAF

For excellence by a veterinarian in the treatment of Canine Autoimmune/Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

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Stopping the revolving shelter door

February 22, 2012 MAF

One vet student’s mission to slow shelter return rates

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Mapping a treatment for canine back pain

February 22, 2012 MAF

For some of us, back pain is the bane of our existence. It turns out we are in good company—with dogs. Our four-legged friends are not immune to back pain either.

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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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Potential prognostic lymphoma test

December 14, 2011 MAF

Lymphoma accounts for nearly 25 percent of all cancers in dogs, and some breeds are particularly susceptible.

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Keeping aging dogs healthy in twilight years

November 28, 2011 MAF

Dogs, like people, begin to experience health problems as they age. Diagnosing these geriatric illnesses can be challenging.

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“Barking” on Sunshine! Northern Californians Rally to Fight Cancer

October 11, 2011 MAF

More than 700 Los Gatos area dog lovers joined together on Sunday, October 9, at the Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk at Vasona Lake Park, in an effort to help their furry best friends live longer, healthier, cancer-free lives. The walk raised over $81,000.

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‘Grey’ Group Pays Tribute to Aging Dogs, Raises Funds for Cancer Research

September 28, 2011 MAF

In 1993, Lori Haberman-Wilson and her husband, Chris, said goodbye to their beloved dog, Giovanni, a lovable mixed breed who had osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, a disease that has claimed the lives of thousands of canine companions. Looking back, Lori says although it wasn’t a happy event in her life, it was undoubtedly one of the important ones.

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Orion’s Story: Cutting-Edge Science Bides Time for Family’s Canine Star

September 27, 2011 MAF


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‘Berner’ Lovers Work to Beat Health Issues

September 26, 2011 MAF

Because of their calm nature and love of people, Bernese Mountain Dogs, affectionately called “Berners,” have become increasingly popular. Along with that popularity has come an increased focus on maintaining the health of this breed.

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Changing the way dogs are bred

August 26, 2011 MAF

When a dog develops blindness, the condition can be devastating for both the animal and its human companion. Almost all breeds of dogs can be affected by degenerative eye disease. Fortunately, researchers have a new understanding of the genetic causes and have developed tools to help breeders identify at-risk dogs. As a result the number of dogs affected has been greatly reduced.

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