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Library

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:

Canine Health Articles

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Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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Canine Health Articles

Canine Eye Health November 8, 2013

A variety of eye diseases are common among dogs, and many lead to discomfort and vision impairment or loss. Proper eye care and recognition of symptoms are important to maintain your dog's overall eye health.

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.

Partners for Healthy Pets Leads Drive to Remind Pet Owners of the Importance of Preventive Healthcare October 14, 2013

America’s veterinarians are taking aim at reducing the rate of preventable diseases among cats and dogs by urging pet owners to schedule veterinary checkups at least once per year. Many practicing veterinarians are seeing increases in pet obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, and heart disease among America’s pets – conditions that can shorten our pets’ lives. That is why pet health experts have partnered in a comprehensive effort to convince pet owners that annual checkups can help ensure that their pets live happier, healthier lives.

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Breed Health Survey Aims to Identify Key Concerns June 1, 2008

The Labrador Retriever Club's Health Survey, the survey questions and the goals of the survey.

Research Focuses on Genetic Basis of Perianal Fistula June 1, 2008

The signs of perianal fistula, research on the disease and advice for disease management.

Canine Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promising Results June 1, 2008

How the canine melanoma vaccine works and how it is helping to increase the lifespan of dogs diagnosed with melanoma.

Cocker Spaniel DNA Bank Begins with Epilepsy Research June 1, 2008

Cocker Spaniel breeders have collected samples from families of dogs that will aid researchers studying epilepsy.

Researchers Seek Gene Mutation for Primary Glaucoma in Bouviers June 1, 2008

The types of glaucoma, the signs of glaucoma and research being done to find the genetic cause and develop a genetic test for the disease.

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Nutritional Concerns for Senior & Geriatric Dogs

01/08/2015

In this podcast we revisit our Senior Dog Health & Wellness series and hear from Dr. Joe Wakshlag, Associate Professor at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and Section Chief of Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Wakshlag received his DVM from Cornell University. He also completed a residency in clinical nutrition and PhD in pharmacology at Cornell and is a founding member of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Wakshlag talks with us about diet in the senior and geriatric dog, with a special emphasis on our senior athletes.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.


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