For Your Dog’s Health

Disease information, health articles and dog care information.

We 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 information contained here cannot substitute for the advice of your veterinarian.


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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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.

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.

Fighting Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs April 13, 2016

Help support the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.

Fundraising for Research of Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs Gets Boost from AKC March 14, 2016

Learn more about tick-borne diseases and what's being done to help us better understand how to protect our dogs.

Tick Talk March 14, 2016

Learn more about tick-borne disease in this infographic.

Reducing the Risk of Dog Flu January 19, 2016

Learn more about canine influenza, or dog flu, and how you can keep your dog protected.

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.

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: 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.

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