Friday, September 28, 2012

Veterinary Highlights: Canine Lifetime Health Project

Do you have a Golden Retriever?


Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the first study of the Canine Lifetime Health Project, is a pioneering study focusing on identifying risk factors for development of cancer and other diseases in Golden Retrievers.

More than half of Golden Retrievers die from cancer, and it is the leading cause of death in all dogs over the age of two.

This study aims to:
  • Identify ways in which genetics, environment and diet may affect a dog's risk for cancer
  • Determine risk factors for other major health disorders in Golden Retrievers
  • Learn how to better prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and other canine diseases
  • Improve the health of future generations of Golden Retrievers and help create a healthier tomorrow for all dogs

Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Lifetime Health Project is an online community of dog lovers willing to have their dogs participate in studies that will improve the health of dogs. By participating in the project, dog lovers will support Morris Animal Foundation's efforts to give dogs longer, healthier lives.

To determine if your dog is eligible for participation in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, you must first register for the Canine Lifetime Health Project. After you sign up for the Canine Lifetime Health Project, you will be notified by email if your dog qualifies for the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study or any future studies managed through this project.

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