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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Has it really been three weeks since I posted?  Yikes!  No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, and yes, I'm doing just fine, thanks.  Chalk it up to lots of events and activities over the last few weeks combined with a bit of a lack of motivation to blog.  But let's try to get back on track!

Recently an email came through my inbox about a new study on Golden Retrievers in the US.  The study is open to just about anyone with a dog of this breed and is interesting because it will follow the participants for their entire lives.  Here's a description of the reasoning for the study....

More than half of Golden Retrievers die from cancer, and it is the leading cause of death in all dogs over the age of 2. By participating, you will help scientists:
  • 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

The study is being supported by the Morris Animal Foundation, a well-known non-profit organization.

If you'd like more details, click below.

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study