Customizing Canine Care - Updates Presented at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference November 5, 2013
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.
Field Awareness November 1, 2013
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.
Pet Therapy Programs: Tapping Into A Dog’s Natural Instincts October 21, 2013
CHF is committed to more than just the physical health of our four-legged companions. CHF understands how important it is that dogs are happy and healthy socially. While there are many activities that dogs and their owners can engage in that will provide mental and physical challenges, pet therapy programs provide the added benefit of helping someone else and tapping into a dog’s natural instincts.
Stabilizing the Stabilizer August 13, 2013
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is funding a portfolio of research aimed a learning more about cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease, the number one cause of lameness in dogs. The research, featured in this article, includes a conformation score to determine risk, a 3-D computer model to evaluate the biomechanics of surgical procedures, and regenerative medicine as an alternative therapy.
Bloat Initiative Update July 1, 2013
In response to the RFP, CHF received nine Letters of Intent from top researchers across the country. The five strongest proposals were chosen to submit full applications. These grants will delve deeply into the pathophysiology of bloat, including investigating the role of glucose levels and gastric emptying, the gastrointestinal microbiome and gastric dysrhythmia in the development of disease.
The Basics of Canine Massage and Chiropractic June 3, 2013
Both Americans and their pets are living longer lives than ever. This auspicious fact has helped bolster an increased interest in wellness maintenance and preventative care, leading to greater demand for alternative and complementary therapies. Long employed by people, massage and chiropractic have begun to enjoy greater popularity as part of a well-rounded wellness regimen for dogs of all ages.
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs April 22, 2013
CHF-funded researcher, Dr. Jeffery Biskup, discusses CCL rupture in dogs and the surgical treatment for this common orthopedic injury.
Regenerative medicine is chaning the landscape of modern medicine. Diseases that were once thought to be incurable are no longer hopeless, and injuries that were once debilitating are now treatable.
Update on Mitral Valve Disease Research January 31, 2013
Dr. Mark Oyama provides information on mitral valve disease and his on-going research to treat the condition.
Vigilance Key in Overcoming Mitral Valve Disease January 31, 2013
Two dog owners share their personal experiences with dogs diagnosed with mitral valve disease including participating in research on the disease. Mitral valve disease is a condition where, over time, the mitral valve of the heart degrades.
Help Future Generations of 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.