Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
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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.
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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.
Author Caroline Coile provides a review of the presentations from the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
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.
Success stories in recent canine health research embrace an individual, or customized, approach to treating disease. Adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma provide the rich healing properties needed for soft-tissue injuries, and gene expression profiling is leading us to the day when cancer treatment can be targeted to individuals.
The sound of crinkling leaves underfoot signals the start of upland bird hunting and fall field trials, a favorite time of year for many sporting dog enthusiasts. Lurking in the grouse woods or along the edges of a prairie where bobwhite quail can be found are unseen dangers to 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.
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.