June 22, 2021

A “Golden” Opportunity to Beat Cancer | The Power of Being Present with Your Pup | Dog Edition #23

A “Golden” Opportunity to Beat Cancer | The Power of Being Present with Your Pup | Dog Edition #23

Why are Golden Retrievers most susceptible to cancer and how can the answer help all breeds? A massive research study aims to find out.


A massive research study aims to answer the question of why golden retrievers are most susceptible to cancer. Then, we explore what it means to have intentional interactions with your dog.

A Golden Opportunity to Beat Cancer

Hero dogs and their owners get a chance to catch up and chat about The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study with Jim. Participation in the study takes a big commitment, but it’s worth it if the data collected can help us understand risk factors for cancer and other diseases in dogs.

The Power of Being Present with Your Pup

Author and Trick Dog trainer, Sassafras Lowrey explores what it means to have intentional relationships with your dog through meaningful activities. Her work seeks to answer the question of how dogs shift the shape of what our world looks like.

The Hydrant

Jim, Pam, and Caroline stop by the hydrant to sniff out the latest dog gossip, innuendo, jokes, and notes.

Chapters

0:00 Introduction

1:08 Pam’s Doggie Dilemma

3:17 A Golden Opportunity to Beat Cancer

13:59 The Power of Being Present with Your Pup

22:07 The Hydrant

26:09 Next Time on Dog Edition

The Morrison Animal Foundation Golden Retriever lifetime study

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is one of the largest, most comprehensive prospective canine health studies in the United States. The Study’s purpose is to identify the nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors for cancer and other diseases in dogs. Each year, with the help of veterinarians and dog owners, the Foundation collects health, environmental and behavioral data on 3,000+ enrolled golden retrievers.

MAF-Golden Retriever Study

Stop Cancer Furever Challenge

Sassafras Lowrey

Sassafras Lowrey is an author, dog trainer and is the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award. Sassafras’ books have been honored by organizations ranging from the American Library Association to the Dog Writers Association of America. Sassafras holds an MFA from Goddard College in Fiction. Sassafras is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and The Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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