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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Morris Animal Foundation: What Dogs Can Teach Us

Written by Kelly J. Diehl, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study participant Indy gets ready to dive!
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Indy Taught Me About How We Learn

When asked how Indy became a dock diver, Kim recalls taking the Golden Retriever to a good friend’s house. Her friend had a pool, and, well, the rest is history.

“Indy just started climbing up on the edge and jumping in,” Kim says….

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