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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:

Canine Health Articles

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Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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Canine Health Articles

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.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Takes Significant First Step in Preventing Bloat in Dogs October 7, 2013

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.

CHF Recognized as a Distinguished Research Partner by University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine October 2, 2013

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.

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Breeders Should Select Against Cockers with Inherited Eye Diseases June 1, 2009

The tools that are available to help breeders reduce and prevent the inherited eye diseses glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and cataracts.

Hypoglycemia Requires Quick Intervention in Toy and Small Breeds June 1, 2009

The signs of hypoglycemia and how to react to hypoglycemic attack in dogs.

Gene Mutation Linked to High Uric Acid Levels Identified in Dalmatians June 1, 2009

The research that lead to the discovery of the gene mutation that causes hyperuricosuria in Dalmatians.

Hypothyroidism Testing Is Important in Making Breeding Decisions June 1, 2009

The symptoms, tests and breeding considerations for hypothyroidism.

Genetic Diseases Are Unique to Three Varieties of Poodle June 1, 2009

The differences in genetic diseases depending on the size variety of the poodle breed.

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Discoveries

The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

Discoveries 41 July 1, 2012

Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse

2013 Fall Discoveries - Issue 46 November 1, 2013

Includes topics such as: New 2014 Oak Grant Funding, Dr. Kathryn Meurs awarded the Asa Mays Excellence award, CHF to receive proceeds from the 2014 WKC poster and more!

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The Benefits of Rehab for Senior and Geriatric Dogs

09/18/2014

In continuation of our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series, this podcast features Dr. Laurie McCauley, Medical Director of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, IL. Dr. McCauley is certified in veterinary rehabilitation by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and is one of less than 100 veterinarians who is board certified in veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In this podcast Dr. McCauley discusses the benefits of using rehabilitation medicine as a way to keep senior and geriatric dogs healthy and active.

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


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