Golden Retrievers are marvelous companions (as any owner will tell you) but they have a higher incidence of certain cancers than many other breeds. That's awful for anyone who has come to love a beloved pup. Now you have a chance to help figure out what's going on and prevent future heartbreak.
The Morris Animal Foundation has created the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study and will enroll up to 3000 dogs over the next two years. Your dog becomes a participant for his or her entire life, during which you and your veterinarian provide health, nutritional and environmental information about the dogs. This information helps scientists identify ways to better prevent cancer and other diseases. The study should also apply to the health of all dog breeds.
To qualify, your dog must be in good health and under two years of age. Hey, puppyhood is the perfect time!
The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is the first study in the overarching Canine Lifetime Health Project, a nationwide effort to fund groundbreaking studies that address prevention and treatment of canine diseases. Learn more about the study and join the Canine Lifetime Health Project at www.CanineLifetimeHealth.org.
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