Did you know February is National Pet Dental Health Month?
Periodontal disease is one of the most common clinical conditions in dogs – even though it's preventable. It doesn’t just affect your dog’s mouth, but can contribute to other health problems such as kidney, liver and heart disease. Dogs in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study are doing great thanks to their dedicated owners. Of our owners, 61% examine their dog’s teeth at least monthly, and 23% of our participants report brushing their dog’s teeth at least weekly. Keep up the good work and don’t overlook this vital component of your dog’s overall health.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that a staggering 12 million cats and dogs will be diagnosed with cancer each year, and surveys show that cancer is a major health concern of dog and cat owners. Although great strides have been made in cancer treatments in pets, the disease remains a leading cause of death in our canine and feline friends, especially as they age.
New Board Member – Jay Mesinger
After circling the Morris Animal Foundation for a couple years, Mesinger Jet Sales President/CEO, and golden retriever lover, Jay Mesinger has landed on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Study Kits Overview
Do you ever wonder how we manage sample collection for the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study? To help owners, veterinarians and participants submit the correct samples, the study team provides individualized kits for all study sample collection occasions.