Help Needed: Canine Lifetime Health Study

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Shai, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    https://www.caninelifetimehealth.org/#About/GoldenRetrieverLifetimeStudy

    I know there are few-to-none Golden Retrievers on this board but since many Chazzers are actively involved in their dog communities I thought sharing this was worth a shot...

    The Morris Animal Foundation (linked) is gathering volunteers with Golden Retrievers to study health and disease in dogs over the course of their life time. In particular, Golden Retrievers have an extemely high rate of cancers that are also seen in the general dog population -- but the scope is much broader than that. The longterm effects of altering (or not), diet, environment, amount and type of exercise, etc. What they learn from this study could provide invaluable information to breeders and owners of all dogs. Please share with anyone you know who may be eligible and willing to participate.

    Even if you don't have a Golden Retriever I believe there will be ways to support this. But the first and biggest step is getting the word out.

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  2. release the hounds

    release the hounds Active Member

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    I think this is a good idea. Almost every Golden i've known personally in the past 10 years has died by age 7 from a cancer of some sort. Just this winter my cousins died as well from a tumor surrounding her heart. Just turned 7.
     
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    Wow are lots of Golden retrievers really dying that young?
    I have lots of Greyhound friends and the rates of early deaths or sudden cancer deaths are just staggering.
    I had no idea Golden Retrievers were similar. Makes sense though, given the crazy breed all the things mentality that went with them for awhile.

    I also had no idea there were so few Goldren retrievers on Chaz till I was looking at the breed tally thread earlier!
     

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