An online survey is giving seven worthy charities, including the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, a chance to win $25,000 to benefit pets.
Novartis Animal Health is sponsoring the Million Dog Search campaign to raise awareness of canine osteoarthritis.
At the campaign's Web site, www.milliondogsearch.com, participants complete a five-question checklist to learn some of the signs of arthritis and find out whether their dogs are at risk. An e-mail address is requested at the end.
Every person who fills out the survey has a chance to choose one of seven charities, among them the AVMF, to receive a $1 donation from Novartis.
The campaign began April 1 and runs through Nov. 30.
Each charity that reaches 5,000 checklists/supporters will receive $5,000.
The organization with the most checklists completed at the end will receive an additional $20,000.
Canine osteoarthritis affects 14 million dogs every year, but only 1.4 million dogs are currently receiving treatment, according to the site.