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What Causes Cancer in Dogs? Study Tracks Golden Retrievers to Find Out

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12min 38sec
Morris Animal Foundation
Finley is a participant in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

Cancer is a leading cause of death in dogs, and the Morris Animal Foundation in Denver is conducting a study to identify risk factors. They're asking more than 3000 golden retriever owners detailed questions about their pets' lives. They want to know minutia, such as, has the dog eaten bell peppers? What color?

Dr. Kelly Diehl is the Senior Director of Science and Communications for the Morris Animal Foundation and a veterinarian. She shares her research.