Articles & Newsletters
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:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Responsible Use of DNA Testing July 30, 2018
AKC Canine Health Foundation Partners with IPFD in their Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative to Support Responsible Use of DNA Testing for Dog Health and Breeding
AKC and CHF, and their partners at the TF announce that the University of Pennsylvania and Auburn University have been selected through a competitive grant application process to receive residency program funding in 2019.
Gold Grand Champion Ch. Kimro’s Miss Vera Vain June 1, 2018
Meet Vera. She is our featured dog for the month of June in the 2018 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Joins AKC Canine Health Foundation to Support Canine Health Research Fellowships May 30, 2018
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization committed to better health for all dogs, is pleased to accept a $50,000 donation from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) in support of CHF’s Clinician Scientist Fellowship Program. With this donation, OFA surpasses $500,000 in cumulative contributions to CHF over a productive 20-year partnership.
GCHB CH Royaile’s Man For All Seasons May 1, 2018
Meet Tommy. He is our featured dog for the month of May in the 2018 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
An ongoing collaborative research study funded by CHF and our donors (1889-G) has led to a recent report showing promising results with a new treatment for dogs with Hemangiosarcoma. The treatment shows potential implications for human sarcoma treatments as well.
Lyme Disease January 26, 2017
Learn more about Lyme disease and how your investment is making an impact for both dogs and people.
Living with Lymphoma May 30, 2014
Cachet, a Portuguese Water Dog, was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with lymphoma. Read Cachet's inspiring story about living with cancer.
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.
There is considerable confusion regarding when, if, and what tests are appropriate or recommended for use to diagnose cancer in companion animals or whether any of these tests can be used to detect cancer in the early stages or predict if a healthy dog will develop cancer. This article is intended to provide pet owners with some basic understanding of the diagnostic process – why and when testing is necessary, what are some the benefits and what are some the pitfalls. It also is meant to encourage communication with primary care veterinarians and specialists in order to maximize the potential of a team approach to health care.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 44 April 1, 2013
Includes topics on how your dog's participation in canine health research matters, regenerative medicine research, pet cancer awareness, and trial for novel brain tumor medication.
Discoveries Issue 43 January 1, 2013
Include topics on the CHF Bloat Initiative, Update on Golden Retriever Collaberative Cancer project, and recipients of the Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program.
Discoveries Issue 42 October 1, 2012
Article topics include the fourth-part series about the dog's bite and how it affects posture and balance, Supraspinatus Tendinopathy, Cleft Palate in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, etc.
Discoveries Issue 41 July 1, 2012
Topics include: Part 3 of four series about inproper nail length can effect posture, Pythiosis, Updatee on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse, etc.
Discoveries 41 July 1, 2012
Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse
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