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 biannually.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter (published six times per year.)
Discoveries Winter Newsletter December 22, 2016
Read CHF's award-winning Discoveries Newsletter
AKC Canine Health Foundation Receives More Than $35,000 Donation From Purina to Fund Canine Disease Research December 15, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), thanks to a more than $35,000 donation from Purina® and thousands of pet owners across the nation, will continue to invest in key canine health research initiatives.
Meet CHF Board Member & Trailblazer, Ann Viklund December 1, 2016
AKC Canine Health Foundation Board Member Ann Viklund has shattered a glass ceiling. Ann, whose “real job” is Director—Conformation, Professional Engagement Team at Nestlé Purina PetCare, was asked to join the prestigious (and previously male-only) Kennel Club of Philadelphia— the first female member in its 140-year history.
#DogThanking November 17, 2016
Show the world that you are thankful for your dog by participating in Purina's #DogThanking campaign.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Research Effort to Tackle Canine Lymphoma November 15, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce $450,000 in funding for six new research grants to tackle canine lymphoma.
Stem Cell Clinical Trials Begin for Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy September 1, 2009
An update about ongoing clinical trials using stem cell transplantation therapy in dogs with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
Megaesophagus Research Focuses on Finding a Genetic Marker September 1, 2009
Summary of the research being done on megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus fails to function correctly.
Gastric Carcinoma Research Aims to Unravel Genetic Predisposition September 1, 2009
Research being done to better understand gastric carcinoma, or stomach cancer, and find improved therapies for the disease.
Hemangiosarcoma Studies Focus on DNA Test & Targeted Therapy September 1, 2009
The signs of hemangiosarcoma and the research efforts to create a DNA test and targeted therapies for the disease.
Epilepsy Research Targets Complex Genetic Pattern of Inheritance September 1, 2009
Epilepsy research involving over 100 breeds of dogs. Tips for managing seizures and treatment options are also included.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 31 January 1, 2010
Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.
Discoveries Issue 30 October 1, 2009
Article topics include patella luxation, canine lymphoma, Meet the Breeds and more.
Discoveries Issue 29 July 1, 2009
Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.
Discoveries Issue 28B April 1, 2009
Article topics include epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, and the genetic test for hereditary cataracts in the Australian Shepherd.
Discoveries Issue 27 September 1, 2008
Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.
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