MASTIFF HEALTH

The MCOA Health Committee

The Mastiff Club of America (MCOA) supports Mastiff health awareness through a variety of health programs and projects, educational outreach and research studies. All of which have been made possible through the help of the MCOA Health Committee and Health Sub-Committee volunteers, the MCOA Charitable Trust, the AKC CHF Mastiff Donor Advised Fund and individuals within and outside of the Mastiff Community. 

It is the Mission of the MCOA Health Committee to always consider the Betterment Of The Mastiff Breed & To Provide For Its Future…

It takes a group effort of team work to achieve our goals & objectives.

The MCOA Health Committee is pooling the resources of our Health Sub-Committees and various groups working on individual health problems, providing support and dialog, tracking health problems in all Mastiffs, encouraging all Mastiff owners to participate in health testing, keeping an eye on research, interfacing with the Canine Health Foundation, and helping to keep Mastiff owners and breeders informed of new developments and research opportunities with respect to health problems relevant to Mastiffs.

Today, we are seeing more and more new research being done where information is needed by researchers in the form of health histories, diagnostic reports, pedigrees, and DNA samples. Each day, new diagnostic tools are becoming available for detecting and tracking health problems and new treatment options are being developed.  These programs are dependent on your financial support and your Donations are appreciated. 

MCOA HEALTH RELATED ARTICLES

Longevity Study

2015 Health & Longevity Study

Conducted by Kay Stivason. Thank you to everyone who participated. Information on 114 mastiffs was submitted via SurveyMonkey. 

DNA RESOURCES

DNA WEBSITES & EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

The Mastiff Club of America’s DNA Sub-Committee promotes the use of DNA to insure the integrity of our Mastiff pedigrees and to …

CYSTINURIA IN MASTIFFS

WHAT IS CYSTINURIA?

Cystinuria is an inherited metabolic disorder that can cause stones to form in the kidneys and urinary tract of affected individuals. It has been found in over…

CYSTINURIA IN MASTIFFS

INHERITANCE OF CYSTINURIA IN MASTIFFS

Cystinuria is known to be an autosomal recessively inherited disease in Newfoundland and Labrador retriever dogs, and there is a DNA test…

Cystinuria in Mastiffs

CYSTINURIA TESTING RECOMMENDATIONS & RESEARCH INFORMATION

The MCOA Cystinuria Committee recommends screening Mastiffs for Cystinuria between 18 and 24 months…

​CANCER

CANINE CANCER

The MCOA Cancer Subcommittee would like to thank all of you that have donated blood samples from your Mastiffs over the past several years…

NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE

DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a progressive, ultimately fatal neurological disorder…

EYE PROBLEMS IN THE BREED

PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY (PRA) IN MASTIFFS

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is a family of inherited progressive degenerative eye diseases…

ORTHOPEDIC

HIP & ELBOW DYSPLASIA IN MASTIFFS

Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is an orthopedic problem which can result in remodeling of the femur, wearing away of the acetabulum, and cause arthritic changes in the hip joints…

SHOP with MCOA

The MCOA Charitable Trustees and the MCOA Health Committee volunteers have been working on fundraising events and opportunities to bring in revenue to meet our current and future financial obligations related to Mastiff Health. You can help us in this effort by making a direct donation or by shopping with MCOA.

A beautiful Mastiff head keychain. Stainless steel.
Mastiff earings in your choice of either stainless steel, or gold plated.
4 Mastiffs (gold, rose gold, silver, and gunmetal) on a heart-shaped keychain.

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