January 5, 2022 — The end of the old year and beginning of the new is a time for reflection and celebration. As we launch into 2022, let’s look at our top five most popular blogs of 2021 – check them out for yourself! We’ve also highlighted a few of our popular podcasts at the end.
Some old favorites made the top five in 2021, as well as new blogs on topics that remain important.
#5 At number five is a blog on a topic that is a major concern of dog parents – osteosarcoma. This deadly bone tumor is more common in large-breed dogs, and around 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with this form of cancer each year.
#4 The number four spot is held by a nifty blog on the evolution of dogs. We take a deep dive into how dogs became humankind’s best friend!
#3 Coming in at number three is a blog about the most common toxins affecting cats and dogs. It’s the rare pet parent who hasn’t worried at one time or another about something their fur kid ingested!
#2 The number two blog focuses on hemangiosarcoma, one of the deadliest cancers affecting dogs. It’s not surprising that dog owners want to stay informed when it comes to this devastating disease.
#1 Topping the list for the second year in a row is a blog on the signs of heart disease in dogs. Heart disease can affect dogs of any size, breed or sex, and it’s critical that all dog owners learn the common signs of heart problems in dogs.
Despite ongoing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our funded researchers found ways to continue their research and improve the lives of animals around the world. The Foundation also had an amazing year of funding science thanks to our wonderful supporters. We’re looking forward to bringing you more great stories in 2022!
Ranking podcasts is a bit harder since, just like an exciting horse race, the podcasts jockey for position as more people find episodes that are pertinent for them – or just find old episodes they missed!
In 2021 we had another great slate of experts talking about everything from the endangered Ridgway’s hawk to cat behavior! Listen to behavior expert Dr. Margaret Gruen discuss canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or learn about Dr. Annette McCoy’s efforts to minimize leg fractures in young horses.
A new episode of Fresh Scoop comes out every month. And don’t forget to check out our library of past episodes!
Our Commitment to Education
Morris Animal Foundation is best known as a funding organization, but we’re also committed to sharing what we know with everyone. Knowledge is key to keeping our beloved pets healthy and happy.
Be sure to check out all our blogs, podcasts, white papers and newsletter articles and so much more! We’re constantly adding new information about our projects as well as health problems that affect animals everywhere.