Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
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 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.
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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.
Senior dogs are more sensitive to anesthesia. These helpful tips provide information for a safe procedure.
Learn more about how your donation can help find better treatments for canine hemangiosarcoma and increase survival rates for our beloved dogs.
How a diet specially formulated for older dogs can positively impact their cognitive function.
Learn more about how you can support research to help dogs diagnosed with IBD.
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.
From a dietary perspective, preventing obesity is the most important thing an owner can do to promote a dog’s health and well-being.
Learn more about the unique health care needs of senior dogs.
Tips on how to keep you and your pet protected from Salmonella poisoning.
Read more about the CHF-funded grants that show real progress in the understanding and treatment of canine cancer.
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.
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.
Search our research portfolio to see what research we are funding on a particular disease.
When you make a memorial donation we will post a photo of your dog to our Celebration Wall gallery.
Why do you support canine health research? What motivates you in the fight against canine disease? We want to hear from you.