For Your Dog’s Health

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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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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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.

Your Impact: Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Identifies Residual Cancer During Surgery to Remove Sarcomas May 29, 2015

Surgery is the most effective method to treat solid tumors. Local recurrences happen when tumor cells are left in the wound during surgery. Learn how near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging is being used to identify cancer and cancer cells remaining in surgical incisions.

Your Impact: Extending the Lives of Dogs with Melanoma May 22, 2015

Even with aggressive therapy, the median survival time for canine melanoma is less than one year. Learn how your support is making a difference.

Tangible Outcomes in Canine Oncology Research May 19, 2015

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

Advances in Canine Cancer: Lymphoma May 12, 2015

Lymphoma accounts for approximately 20% of all canine cancer. Learn more about the current state of canine lymphoma research and how your donation to CHF can make an impact in the care and management of this disease.

Cancer in the Dog May 7, 2015

Learn about the most common canine cancers, symptoms, and how your support of canine cancer research gives hope for a cure.

Reevaluating the Nature of Hemangiosarcoma April 24, 2015

Hemangiosarcoma is a type of cancer that is quite common in dogs. It is aggressive and deadly; more than 50% of dogs with hemangiosarcoma die within four to six months of diagnosis. But thanks to you, two exciting, new studies from researchers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities have begun to shed new light on where these tumors come from and how they grow.

Tick Talk April 21, 2015

Learn more about tick-borne disease in this infographic.

Hyperthermia in Dogs: Fast Facts April 20, 2015

Hyperthermia, or overheating, is when the body temperature significantly exceeds the accepted normal temperature range of a healthy dog. Learn more about keeping your dog safe.

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) April 16, 2015

Current recommendations from experts in the field regarding the canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to best protect your dog.

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