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Disease information, health articles and dog care information.

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.


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A Dog Breeding Roundtable with Veterinary Theriogenology Residents February 16, 2017

Breeding dogs can be complicated. To help increase the number of theriogenologists, veterinary specialists trained to help breeders with the reproductive health of their dogs, provide advice on breeding decisions and care for new litters of puppies, a newly funded Theriogenology Residency Program was introduced last fall.

Research Outcome: Grant 02128-A: Redefining the Recommendations for Prevention of Infectious Disease at Dog Shows and Other Areas Where Dogs Meet and Compete February 13, 2017

To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, the AKC Canine Health Foundation, in collaboration with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, funded a study in order to provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population. Learn about the recommendations and impact of this exciting study.

New Canine Genetic Testing Initiative February 9, 2017

The "IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs," initiative provides practical support to address the challenges associated with the often confusing world of canine DNA testing. It strives to support consumer confidence in DNA testing, educate consumers in the use of these tests as tools to reduce the incidence of inherited disease, and reduce redundant international efforts.

Research Spotlight: Lyme Disease January 26, 2017

Learn more about Lyme disease and how your support of CHF is making an impact.

Research Spotlight: Hemangiosarcoma January 26, 2017

Learn how your investment in CHF is making an impact on hemangiosarcoma, a common form of cancer in dogs.

TRUE OR FALSE? 10 Common Canine Influenza Beliefs Explained January 6, 2017

Canine infectious disease expert, Dr. Jason Stull, provides the facts about canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to make the best choices to protect your dog.

Tick Borne-Disease Initiative January 1, 2017

Learn more about CHF's tick borne-disease initiative.

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.

Hyposensitizing Dogs to Atopic Dermatitis July 26, 2016

Up to 10 percent of dogs are affected by atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease caused by an inappropriate immune reaction to environmental allergens that are mainly absorbed through the skin, orally or from breathing.

Cracking the code to successfully manage the environmental allergens that ailed “Henry,” a gentle, loving chocolate Labrador Retriever, turned into a strategic operation against a plethora of pollens, molds, dust mites, and dander to which he was sensitized.

Collaboration Advances Canine Reproductive Health May 19, 2016

The American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Theriogenology Foundation have teamed up to support training the next generation in the field of small animal theriogenology.

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