Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
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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
From a dietary perspective, preventing obesity is the most important thing an owner can do to promote a dog’s health and well-being.
Throughout September and October the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates senior dogs with their Old Dogs Rule educational and fundraising campaign.
Learn more about the unique health care needs of senior dogs.
Tips on how to keep you and your pet protected from Salmonella poisoning.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) continues to be on the cutting-edge of canine health research with the funding of Dr. Ben Hart’s landmark study which evaluates the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs.
The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.
What dog owners can do for dogs with some types of eye disease.
Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.
Description of the devestating reproductive disease Canine Brucellosis including how it spreads, available tests and ongoing research.
The research being done on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease as well as the surgical options for the disease.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
Include articles on Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), Posture in your dog and why we should care, and Musladin-Leuke Syndrome in the Beagle.
Article topics include Blastomycosis, Acupuncture for Dogs and Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in the Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier.
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 Atopic Dermatitis and Pyruvate Dehyrogenase Phosphate 1 (PDP1) Deficiency.
Article topics include dangerous mushrooms for canines, noise phobia, the "mean seeds" study, hereditary cataract in French Bulldogs and remembering Stephanie Katz BC-DMT.
In this podcast we are wrapping up our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series with a difficult, but important conversation about end of life care. We are very fortunate to feature Dr. Kathleen Cooney, founder of “Home to Heaven,” an in-home pet hospice and euthanasia services practice. She is also the owner of the first-ever pet euthanasia center in the United States. The center is located on her 35-acre farm in Loveland, Colorado and offers two comfort rooms for pet euthanasia. It is open year-round for families looking for an alternative to standard clinic or in-home euthanasia. Dr. Cooney graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 2004. That same spring, her family had to say goodbye to their 15-year-old yellow lab, McKenzie. McKenzie passed peacefully under the aspen tree in their front yard. From this experience, Dr. Cooney learned just how important it was for pets to be at home for the end of their lives. In 2012, she completed writing the book “Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques: A practical guide.” Dr. Cooney served on the 2013 American Veterinary Medical Association's panel on euthanasia guidelines. She is currently the Vice President and conference coordinator for the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). She travels frequently to speak on her work and on the current advancements in end-of-life care.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.