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Your Dog’s Health

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.


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.

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Recognizing Pneumothorax is Key to Survival September 6, 2011

Recently Dr. Nancy Kay saw two cases of pneumothorax in her practice. Recognizing the condition is key to dogs recover from this condition most often caused by a trauma.

Of Dogs and Men August 29, 2011

Researchers more than ever are adhering to the concept of One Medicine put forth by the physician Rudolf Virchow (1821-1903), who wrote: "Between animal and man there is no dividing line---nor should there be. The object is different but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine."

Pilot study assesses feasibility of tissue collections and molecular profiling for personalized medicine studies August 24, 2011

Personalized medicine involves tailoring cancer treatment and prevention to the specific molecular nature of the individual and their cancer. The hope is that targeted therapies will be more effective with less risk for the patient than traditional treatments.

Gene therapy for osteosarcoma – what’s next? August 24, 2011

Animal Cancer Care and Research (ACCR) members from the University of Minnesota were key participants in a recently completed clinical trial testing a gene therapy approach to treat canine osteosarcoma.

Canine Ear Inflammation and Infection August 22, 2011

Ear problems can cause a great deal of discomfort for dogs. So let's get to the bottom of the problem to understand what you can do to help your dog.

Talking Teeth August 9, 2011

Dr. Nancy Kay give advice on keeping your dog's teeth healthy and clean.

A Primer on Leptospirosis July 25, 2011

Not all dogs come into contact with Leptospirosis. Dr. Nancy Kay discusses how to determine if you should vaccinate your dog for not Leptospirosis.

Urinary Accidents July 5, 2011

Dr. Nancy Kay discusses common causes for urinary accidents by dogs.

Trends in Veterinary Medicine June 28, 2011

Dr. Nancy Kay breaks down the results of the recently released State of Pet Health 2011 Report from Banfield Pet Hospital.

Sugarless Gum Poses Danger to Dogs June 1, 2011

Dr. Patrick Mahaney warns of the danger of toxicity to dogs caused by sugarless chewing gum.

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