Cancer is very common in dogs and cats; something veterinarians deal with on a daily or near daily basis. Now a study is starting to look at the lives of dogs and how they are affected by different types of cancer (or not).
The Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital has partnered with the Morris Animal Foundation to look at the lives of Golden Retrievers. Specifically, how this breed is affected by various cancers and other illnesses over their lifetimes.
The information gathered from this 10-15 year study will help improve the lives of other dogs and potentially humans too; by unlocking some of the mysteries of cancer causes and treatment.
Dr. Rodney Page, director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, and a team at the Denver-based Morris Animal Foundation, the global leader in animal health science, are recruiting young, purebred golden retrievers for a groundbreaking effort to learn how to prevent cancer and other diseases in dogs. The goal is to enroll 3,000 dogs over the next two years. About 500 dogs are currently enrolled or in the process of completing enrollment requirements.
Learn more: about this study and apply to be part of this project at CanineLifetimeHealth.org.
Photo: Dr. Rodney Page with Winston at CSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital / Used with permission