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Reducing the Risk of Dog Flu January 19, 2016

Learn more about canine influenza, or dog flu, and how you can keep your dog protected.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces $432,000 Grant to Fight Cancer in Dogs January 6, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the funding of an exciting grant which aims to better understand and prevent hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer in dogs. Together, the American Boxer Charitable Foundation, the Golden Retriever Foundation, and the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation are collaborating by pledging $432,000 to support this research effort.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces the Resignation of CEO Susan Lilly December 18, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, announced that Susan Lilly, the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, has announced her resignation effective December 31, 2015 for personal reasons.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Canine Health Milestones at Canines & Cocktails Event December 8, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates 20 years of canine health research milestones at the 5th annual Canines & Cocktails event on Thursday, December 10 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015

A long-term medical surveillance study which has monitored the health and behavior of the search and rescue dogs deployed following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks enters its fourteenth year.

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Researchers Study MDR1 Gene Mutation in Controlling Seizures July 1, 2007

The genetic mutation that causes some dogs to be unresponsive to a variety of drugs, the test that is now available for that mutation, and what the mutation means to epileptic dogs.

Researchers Study Treatment & Genetics of Canine Bladder Cancer July 1, 2007

Signs of bladder cancer as well as updates on research to improve bladder cancer treatment options.

Lymphangiectasia Is a Genetic Condition in Yorkshire Terriers July 1, 2007

How to recognize and treat lymphanagiectasia, a type of protein-losing enteropathy.

Researchers Study Genetic Basis of Bloat in High-Risk Breeds July 1, 2007

An overview of Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), commonly called canine bloat, how to recognize the condition, and research being done on bloat.

Researchers Begin to Study Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Poodles July 1, 2007

An overview of a congenital heart disease known as patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), how test for it and what it means for breeders.

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