Caring for Your Dog
Owning a dog is a big responsibility. Here you will find tips for keeping your dog safe, socialization, healthy weight, being a responsible dog owner and more.
Tick-Borne Disease Initiative Grants September 16, 2016
Learn more about the grants awarded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.
Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion in Dogs May 10, 2016
Learn more about hyperthermia and heat stoke in dogs and how to keep your four-legged friends safe.
Assembling a Simple, 20-Piece Canine First Aid Kit May 29, 2015
Accidents happen. Having a canine first aid kit will enable you to respond to and treat common canine injuries and ailments.
Keeping Pet Food Safe August 18, 2014
Tips on how to keep you and your pet protected from Salmonella poisoning.
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.
Canine Eye Health November 8, 2013
A variety of eye diseases are common among dogs, and many lead to discomfort and vision impairment or loss. Proper eye care and recognition of symptoms are important to maintain your dog's overall eye health.
The Basics of Canine Massage and Chiropractic June 3, 2013
Both Americans and their pets are living longer lives than ever. This auspicious fact has helped bolster an increased interest in wellness maintenance and preventative care, leading to greater demand for alternative and complementary therapies. Long employed by people, massage and chiropractic have begun to enjoy greater popularity as part of a well-rounded wellness regimen for dogs of all ages.
Keeping Dogs' Paws Healthy November 19, 2012
Since dogs spend so much time running, jumping, fetching and generally romping indoors and outside, is it any wonder that having healthy paws is so important for a dog's well being? A few simple steps will keep your dog's paws in good shape and help you recognize common ailments of the foot.
Pet Fire Safety July 13, 2012
Tips on keeping your pets safe in case of a fire.
Facing a Natural Disaster with Your Pets March 27, 2012
While evacuating with pets goes a long way toward their survival, there are a number of things owners should bring along for their pets to help secure their safety.
Become Snake-Smart to Protect Your Dog March 1, 2012
Shy and rarely aggressive, snakes bite only when injured or sensing a threat - such as defending themselves against curious dogs.
Canine Tick-Borne Disease February 27, 2012
Thousands of dogs are infected annually with dangerous tick-transmitted diseases. Learn more about common ticks and tick-borne diseases, and how you can protect your dog.
Dehydration and Overheating in Dogs December 6, 2011
Potentially serious if left untreated, dehydration and overheating can be prevented by recognizing early warning signs. While field dogs are especially vulnerable, these conditions can impact all dogs.
Why Pets Pee October 28, 2011
People often take their pet’s normal house training habits for granted once good patterns have been successfully established. Any alteration typically provides sufficient impetus for better appreciating the complicated nature of urinary tract health.
Canine Obesity October 19, 2011
Obesity is the number one nutritional disease affecting our pets. As Americans have packed on the pounds, so have the canine and feline companions with whom we share our homes and, occasionally, our meals. Obesity is also the number one disease Dr. Patrick Mahaney diagnoses in dogs and cats in his clinical practice.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.