Cancer is something no one wants to talk about, but it is the number one cause of death for dogs older than two years of age. Morris Animal Foundation has launched the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study to find out more about how to stop the cancer epidemic.
This study will focus on Golden Retrievers, but its findings should apply to other dog breeds. Additional major diseases will also be looked at through this study. Questionnaires and annual exams will make up a large part of the discovery process of what causes cancer and other diseases in dogs.
Morris needs dogs and their owners to sign up to be a part of this initiative. We would really appreciate any help along the way in this quest to prevent cancer!
Qualifications to Sign up for the Study:
- Golden Retriever owners must be over 18 years old and reside in the contiguous United States in order to participate.
- Golden Retrievers must be healthy and less than two years old.
- Golden Retrievers also must have a three-generation pedigree.
For more information about this study, visit the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.
Author Bio: This is a guest post by Katie F. on behalf of Morris Animal Foundation. Visit morrisanimalfoundation.org/ to learn more about the animal health research that Morris Animal Foundation participates in.
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