Morris Animal Foundation Canine Lifetime Health Project is arguably the first study of it’s kind in animal health. Sadly, Golden Retrievers – an All-American wonderfully endearing dog breed – has more than their share of health issues, which we need to better understand, including certain types of cancer which seems to be killing Golden’s at a young age.
This study is following Golden’s throughout their lives – understanding everything from Golden behavior to allergies, with a special focus on cancers. What’s different about the Golden’s diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma (a typically fatal and not uncommon blood cancer which is over-represented in the breed) compared with dogs who escape cancer free.
Morris is at their goal of enrolling 3,000 dogs (the study filled up around the time this interview originally aired). Learn more HERE.