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Your Dog’s Health

woman with dalmatianWe know that your dog's health is important to you.  The information here will be helpful whether your dog is healthy or affected by a disease.  Please remember that the AKC Canine Health Foundation does not have a veterinarian on staff, and this information cannot substitute for the advice of your veterinarian.


Disease Descriptions: general overviews of canine disease including prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and care.


Caring for Your Dog: information about dog training, safety, healthy weight, pet loss and much more. 


Dog Health Articles: the articles below contain more detailed information on canine health issues. They can be filtered by research area.

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Addressing Anesthesia Concerns in Senior Dogs October 14, 2014

Senior dogs are more sensitive to anesthesia. These helpful tips provide information for a safe procedure.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) October 7, 2014

Learn more about how you can support research to help dogs diagnosed with IBD.

Nutrition Can Help Improve the Effect of Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Dogs October 7, 2014

How a diet specially formulated for older dogs can positively impact their cognitive function.

Canine Hemangiosarcoma Research October 7, 2014

Learn more about how your donation can help find better treatments for canine hemangiosarcoma and increase survival rates for our beloved dogs.

Proper Conditioning Helps Active Older Dogs Stay Healthy & Well September 16, 2014

Senior dogs whose owners closely monitor their weight and keep them active and properly conditioned are shining examples of how growing older can be a healthy progression of life.

Optimal Nutrition for Senior Dogs Starts with Avoiding Obesity September 9, 2014

From a dietary perspective, preventing obesity is the most important thing an owner can do to promote a dog’s health and well-being.

Senior Dog 101 September 2, 2014

Learn more about the unique health care needs of senior dogs.

Keeping Pet Food Safe August 18, 2014

Tips on how to keep you and your pet protected from Salmonella poisoning.

Tangible Outcomes in Canine Oncology Research June 2, 2014

Read more about the CHF-funded grants that show real progress in the understanding and treatment of canine cancer.

Hypertension in Dogs March 10, 2014

You've probably had a friend, a close relative or you may even have been told you had hypertension. However, you might not realize that dogs can also be diagnosed with hypertension.

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