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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:
Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
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.
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.
CHF has taken a significant step toward the eventual prevention of the devastating condition commonly known as bloat. CHF is pleased to announce the approval of two research grants which will work to establish the causes and pre-dispositions for gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat. These studies will provide the insight necessary to one day prevent the condition.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has been honored as a Distinguished Research Partner by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Points of Pride Research Day.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces the approval of 17 research grants totaling nearly $1.5 million in funding for researchers studying canine health.
The breakthrough discovery of the gene mutation that causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxers and the genetic test now available to breeders. ARVC is a heart disease that can cause sudden death without any warning.
A description of patellar luxation and the available health tests for the orthopedic disease.
The story of how poodle breeders have helped to advance canine epilepsy research.
The Dalmatian Club of America requirements for the Canine Health Information Center database and the benefits of participation.
The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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.
Article topics include Hemangiosarcoma, Focus on Canine Cancer, The Flexible Neck, and Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) in the Italian Spinone.
Include articles on Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), Posture in your dog and why we should care, and Musladin-Leuke Syndrome in the Beagle.
Includes Articles on Blastomycosis, Acupuncture for Dogs, Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier, and Terence E. Block receives President's Award.
Article topics include Blastomycosis, Acupuncture for Dogs and Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in the Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier.
In this podcast we hear from Dr. Natasha Olby, Professor of Neurology at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Olby received her veterinary degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a specialty in small animal neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Olby recently received funding from CHF to develop a novel regenerative medicine treatment for spinal cord injury in dogs, and today we will discuss the innovative, comprehensive approach she is taking to address the needs of these injured patients.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.