Morris Animal Foundation: Heart Disease in Dogs

Help your best pal stay healthy
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Five common signs of heart disease in dogs

By Dr. Kelly Diehl
Scientific Adviser
Morris Animal Foundation

Heart disease is a common problem in dogs that can be caused by a variety of underlying diseases including heart valve degeneration, irregular heart rate and rhythm (arrhythmia), and heart muscle disease. Despite the different types of heart diseases affecting dogs, many share common signs that can alert an owner to a problem….

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Morris Animal Foundation: Tristan, One Lucky Dog!

Tristan indulges in a little camouflage
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Although he doesn’t realize it, Tristan is a very lucky dog. Tristan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive type of bone cancer, in June 2014. Even with treatment, most dogs die within a year of diagnosis.

But Tristan is still going strong more than 16 months later and his owner, Gail McCensky, has made it her mission to give Tristan an adventure-filled life. One of Tristan’s favorite activities is a monthly lunch club for him and his “lady friends.”…

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A Dog Named Clancy

Photo by Bill Gorgas

The following story was sent to us by Orvis customer Bill Gorgas. It’s a beautiful example of how dogs touch our lives and inspire us to do great things. Here’s Bill’s story:

It all began during Easter weekend in 2014. My wife, Barbara, casually mentioned a story in the local newspaper about two Golden Retrievers, Chase, age 11 and Clancy, age 8, who needed a new home. They belonged to the Monsignor of the local church who was moving to a nursing home and couldn’t take the dogs with him. Since Chase and Clancy were brothers and had always lived together, they also had to be adopted together. Soon after, we officially became their new adoptive parents….

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Morris Animal Foundation: When is a Wet Nose more than a Wet Nose?

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Most of us have experienced the runny nose and congestion that often accompany colds or allergies. Dogs also get runny noses, and nasal discharge is one of the most common reasons owners take their dogs to their veterinarian.

While it isn’t unusual for dogs to have wet noses, nasal discharge that lasts more than a few days can point to another problem….

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The Future of Canine Cancer is MADGIC

Written by: Dr. Kelly Diehl and Allen Byrne

A happy, healthy retriever, doing what he does best!
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Three Morris Animal Foundation researchers recently got a little closer to predicting if a dog has an increased risk of cancer in a project dubbed the MADGiC study (Making Advanced Discoveries in Golden Cancers). The scientists worked together to look for a link between cancer. . .

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Morris Animal Foundation: Cami’s Story

Written by: Liz Nahon, DVM

The Happiest Dog
Photo by Tracy & Andy Dauterman

To Tracy and Andy Dauterman, Cami was no ordinary dog. As most Golden Retriever owners can attest, Cami was an adorable and rambunctious puppy who loved nothing more than to chase lizards and. . .

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Morris Animal Foundation: Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Bridger and Friend
Photo by David Hawthorn

Golden Study Celebrates Its Second Year
By: David Haworth, DVM, PhD
President/CEO, Morris Animal Foundation

I’m writing today while Bridger, my 16-month-old furry child, is lying on my feet. Bridger is an enthusiastic, unapologetic ball of energy and joy, all contained in a beautiful Golden Retriever body….

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How Being in the Golden Retriever Study Has Made Me a Better Dog Owner

Written by: Kelly J. Diehl, DVM MS, Dipl. ACVIM (SA Internal Medicine)

Golden Retrievers are the focus of Morris study
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Susan Marie runs a small Golden Retriever rescue and says she’s been rescuing all kinds of animals pretty much since she could walk. Other than one recent 6-month period over the past 40 years, she says, . . .

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