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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:

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Disaster Preparedness: Take Steps to Include Your Pets September 30, 2015

Taking the time now to create a disaster preparedness plan that includes your pets will provide you with peace of mind should a natural disaster occur.

New Research into Spontaneously Occurring Cancer in Dogs Helping to Inform Human Disease September 24, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation, NIH, and others contribute funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options for lymphoma that may impact dogs and their human companions.

Veterinary Students, Canine Health Professionals Gather in St. Louis for Insight on Medical and Scientific Advances September 23, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, hosted a successful 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease September 18, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation contributes funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options to benefit both dogs and humans.

Researcher Profile: Dr. Cindy Otto September 9, 2015

Dr. Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR, CCRT, has a long and diverse career studying the health of search and rescue dogs. Learn more about her CHF-funded research which follows the search and rescue dogs deployed during 9/11.

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Hemangiosarcoma Research Focuses on Growth Signaling Pathways July 1, 2007

An update about hemangiosarcoma research, the signs of hemangiosarcoma and additional resources about the disease.

Brittany Endowed Fund Helps to Initiate Genetic Research July 1, 2007

A special project to raise funds and collect DNA samples for genetic research for the Brittany.

DNA Suppressor Gene Accounts for Size Differences in Dogs July 1, 2007

Dogs are the only species to produce adults with such a wide range of sizes. This article discusses the DNA sequence responsible for breed size.

Researchers Study PPS Cataracts in Rottweilers July 1, 2007

Research looking for the mode of inheritance for cataracts.

Early Treatment for Corneal Ulcers Helps to Save Vision July 1, 2007

How to recognize and treat Corneal Ulcers.

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