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Canine Lifetime Health Project FAQS

Why should veterinarians register for the Canine Lifetime Health Project?

Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Lifetime Health Project offers veterinarians the opportunity to support science that advances canine health. By registering online at caninelifetimehealth.org, you are letting us know you are interested in participating in studies to understand and improve canine health. If an owner is applying for a study under the Canine Lifetime Health Project and is seeking a local participating veterinarian, that owner will be able to find you through our online Find a Veterinarian search tool (only veterinarians who have given permission to share their information will be included on this list).

Why should dog lovers register for the Canine Lifetime Health Project?

Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Lifetime Health Project offers dog lovers the opportunity to support science that advances canine health. By registering online at caninelifetimehealth.org, you are helping to provide Morris Animal Foundation with an ongoing resource of dog owners who are willing to have their dogs participate in future studies to improve the health of dogs. If a dog is eligible for a study, the owner will be notified via email. Owner information is not shared outside of Morris Animal Foundation or its representatives.

Is Morris Animal Foundation accepting blood or tissue donations from dogs not enrolled in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study?

Morris Animal Foundation currently does not have any other studies accepting sample donations.

 

Depending on the situation, there are many ways to contribute to veterinary science. For information on clinical trials currently enrolling patients, please see:

There are also some research laboratories that will accept clinical records, blood and/or tissue samples related to canine cancer.  They include:

Submission requirements vary, so please visit the websites for the most up-to-date requests and requirements.

What is the Canine Lifetime Health Project?

Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Lifetime Health Project offers dog lovers the opportunity to join a nationwide effort to make the world a brighter place for dogs. Through the Canine Lifetime Health Project, Morris Animal Foundation manages groundbreaking studies designed to prevent and treat major diseases affecting dogs. Studies under the Canine Lifetime Health Project may help to identify new tests, diets and therapies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of important health conditions in dogs. The first study under the Canine Lifetime Health Project is the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest observational study conducted in veterinary medicine in the United States.

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