Heart of gold: The families and veterinary teams of the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

June 20, 2018
Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director
Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director

Portia Stewart is a pun-loving editor who spends her days arguing the differences between cats and commas (commas are a pause at the end of a clause, while cats have the claws at the end of the paws). She is a minion to two cats and a dog.

It's been six years since Morris Animal Foundation launched its groundbreaking prospective canine health study. Where are they now?

Photo by Greg Kindred

 

Watching a pet's lifetime-from cradle to grave-is a privilege pet owners and veterinary professionals share. It's an indelible bond forged from puppy visits to geriatric exams to that final, sacred goodbye when euthanasia is needed. And a group of special golden retriever owners and veterinarians are taking this journey together. Their purpose? To further scientific research and understanding in order to protect one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States.

Research update: Earlier age at spay/neuter a risk factor in obesity and orthopedic injuries

Epidemiologist Dr. Missy Simpson shares the first prospective research from the Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

 

 

The golden years

Here's a look into the bond between the pet owners and veterinarians contributing to the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, supported by Morris Animal Foundation.

 

 

Simply golden: A Golden Retriever Lifetime Study veterinary visit

Take a peek inside a veterinary visit as Truman the golden retriever visits his veterinarian to provide samples for the study.

 

 

Check out these veterinary client handouts to prepare veterinary clients for what they may face when their pets receive cancer treatment.

Client handout: FAQ about chemotherapy in pets

Provide this handout to prepare veterinary clients for what they may face when their pets receive cancer treatment.

 

 

Client handout: Helping a pet through chemo at home

Guide veterinary clients through the chemotherapy process using this helpful tool.