MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fight Pet Cancer

My precious black lab, Maggie, was taken way too early by cancer. This is a photo of her taken just days before we had to say good bye. You can see the sadness in her eyes.

Cancer is the number one disease in pets. It prematurely ends the lives of more dogs and cats than any other disease. The Morris Animal Foundation has been funding pet cancer research since 1962; they have funded hundreds of cancer studies.  "Our research has led to more effective treatments, better diagnostic tools and identification of genetic risk factors—all of which are helping owners and veterinarians prevent and treat cancer in pets."

The Morris Animal Foundation is giving funds to more than 30 active cancer studies in 2014 and they are conducting the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study (Blue Buffalo is a platinum sponsor of this study). It is "the largest canine study ever conducted in veterinary medicine."  

“Every pet deserves a long, healthy life. Sadly, cancer has taken the lives of too many pets, including my beloved dog Luna,” said David Haworth, DVM, PhD, president/CEO of Morris Animal Foundation. “Our Foundation is working with the very best veterinary scientists in the world to help us understand cancer ... We believe that research is the answer to cancer.”

The Morris Animal Foundation has launched the Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign to help invest in preventions and treatments for the deadly cancers that take our pets. You can join the Unite to Fight Virtual Pet Cancer Walk on Sunday, June 22, 2014 an inaugural virtual fundraising event that will give pet guardians all around the world a way to honor their dogs and cats who have succumbed to cancer and to come together to support pet cancer research funded by Morris Animal Foundation.

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MAGGIE the Dog Who Changed My Life
FINAL YEARS Stories of Parent Care, Loss and lives Changed