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New Cancer Imaging Technique Could Make Tracking Canine Cancer’s Spread as Simple as Black and White

Cancer Imaging

A new cancer imaging technique could significantly improve the ability to diagnose the disease’s spread to lymph nodes in dogs with head and neck tumors. The technique, which involves injecting iron nanoparticles into a dog then using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect the particles, is being tested by Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University. [...]

November 11th, 2019 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Cornell: Cancer Therapy for Pets—Maybe Humans, Too

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by J. Edward Anthony Healthy cells, as part of their regular lifecycle, sustain damage to their DNA. To grow and thrive, cells maintain a DNA damage response network, composed of particular signaling pathways that work together to detect and repair damaged DNA. Compromising this damage response network would seem to put anyone, or any living [...]

October 29th, 2019 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Morris Animal Foundation Data Commons Opens New Door to Advancing Canine Health


In a golden opportunity for researchers, Morris Animal Foundation has launched Data Commons, a new database rich with research opportunities built on data from the Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. The open-access, free database is available to researchers affiliated with universities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. “We are sharing Study data based on the philosophy that the greatest possible [...]

October 7th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

World Rabies Day 2019: Vaccinate to Eliminate


It’s tragic that a disease as preventable as rabies continues to do so much damage around the world. Perhaps the oldest recognized infectious disease, and quite possibly the first known disease transmissible from animals to people, rabies in humans can be eliminated but still kills around 59,000 people each year worldwide. That’s why veterinarians and [...]

September 28th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Advanced Imaging Puts UC Davis at Forefront of Cancer Treatment for Animals

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Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis for any pet owner. But now, thanks to new advanced imaging equipment known as the Mini Explorer II, UC Davis veterinarians can diagnose and treat disease earlier, with greater precision. This imaging system—part positron emission tomography (PET) and part computed tomography (CT) scanner—is the first of its kind in [...]

September 16th, 2019 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

The Home Health Check

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We all get those calls from puppy owners in the middle of the night: “I think Cleo may be sick.” To which we respond, what’s the temperature? “I don’t know.” We ask about her gum color. “I don’t know.” Is she retching? “She’s outside.” It’s like playing a game of 20 questions. That’s why I prefer my puppy owners to have a check sheet, ideally filled out when the dog is well, so we can quickly pinpoint what is, and is not, the problem–and whether they need to race to the vet.

September 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

AVMA: How To Create a Pet Evacuation Kit


The AVMA’s resources include tips on assembling a pet evacuation kit (included below), what to do if your pet is lost and what to do after a disaster. You can view AVMA’s “Pets and Disasters” resources for more information on hurricane preparedness and response.

July 29th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Embark Veterinary Launches Groundbreaking Study To Address Fatal Disease In Labrador Retrievers


Embark aims to identify genetic links to Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD), a pervasive heart disorder affecting thousands of Labrador Retrievers around the world Embark Veterinary Inc., the world leader in dog genetics, announced today a new study on canine Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD), the results of which will be used to develop a DNA-based test [...]

July 26th, 2019 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Early Spaying, Neutering Large-Breed Dogs Linked to Higher Risk of Obesity and Nontraumatic Orthopedic Injuries


Spaying or neutering large-breed dogs can put them at a higher risk for obesity and, if done when the dog is young, nontraumatic orthopedic injuries, reports a new study based on data from the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. The spay/neuter study was published today in the journal PLOS ONE. “For years, we’ve been taught [...]

July 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Health & Training,The Buzz | Read More »

UC Davis: Link Between Dog Diet and Heart Disease Information Resources

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Press Release from UC Davis UC Davis veterinary cardiologist Dr. Joshua Stern led a team of researchers that has found a link between some popular grain-free, legume-rich dog diets and a type of nutritional deficiency and canine heart disease known as taurine-deficient dilated cardiomyopathy. The FDA took notice and issued warnings about the potential connection. [...]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »


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