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Old Age Isn't a Disease But Arthritis Is - Online Content From Morris Animal Foundation Helps Pet Owners Prevent and Treat Disease That Affects Thousands Each Year
Date:5/7/2009

DENVER, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinary researchers estimate that 20 percent of adult dogs suffer silently from osteoarthritis and 45 percent of cats endure arthritic pain. To educate pet owners about arthritis -- and ways to prevent and treat it -- Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) developed a Web exclusive at www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/arthritis with tips on early detection and treatment of arthritis in pets.

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Exclusive videos feature pet owners as well as interviews with veterinarians and a certified animal chiropractor, and articles offer management tips, resources for helping pets at home and the latest in MAF research that helps pets today and tomorrow.

MAF has supported about 15 studies on arthritis-related issues. Current research looks at complementary treatments for arthritis.

About Morris Animal Foundation: Morris Animal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 1948, is dedicated to funding animal health research that protects, treats and cures companion animals, horses and wildlife. MAF has been at the forefront of funding breakthrough research studies benefiting animals on all seven continents. MAF has its headquarters in Denver. Charity Navigator ranks MAF as a four-star charity, the highest rating. MAF is a BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal Holder. For more information, call 800.243.2345 or visit MorrisAnimalFoundation.org.

    Contact:
    Heidi Jeter
    Morris Animal Foundation
    1-800-243-2345


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