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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:

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Canine Health Articles

Optimal Nutrition for Senior Dogs Starts with Avoiding Obesity September 9, 2014

From a dietary perspective, preventing obesity is the most important thing an owner can do to promote a dog’s health and well-being.

Senior Dog 101 September 2, 2014

Learn more about the unique health care needs of senior dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Old Dogs Rule Campaign Focusing on Senior Dog Health and Wellness September 2, 2014

Throughout September and October the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates senior dogs with their Old Dogs Rule educational and fundraising campaign.

Keeping Pet Food Safe August 18, 2014

Tips on how to keep you and your pet protected from Salmonella poisoning.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Research Suggests Potential Health Benefits to Dogs When Spay and Neuter is Delayed July 29, 2014

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.

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Process of Obtaining, Reviewing and Selecting Grants December 1, 2008

This article is about the AKC Canine Health Foundation's grant process and how the Foundation finds the highest quality grants that will benefit canines and ultimately humans.

The Challenge of Canadian Rye and Other "Mean Seeds" September 1, 2008

Sadly, in recent years, the Springer Spaniel Field Trial world has become more aware of illnesses befalling some of our dogs - sometimes fatally - due to infections attributable to barbed grass awns.

BRUCELLA CANIS — Infection Emerging as a Reproductive Disease Across the U.S. September 1, 2008

This article is about the increasing prevalence of canine brucellosis, how to recognize it and testing needed in order to prevent further spread of this silent and serious disease.

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.

Hypothyroidism Is Difficult to Diagnose; Regular Testing Recommended June 1, 2008

A list of signs to help recognize hypothyroidism and the tests used to diagnose the disease.

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Canine Semen Evaluation


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you another installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast we discuss canine semen evaluation, with reproductive specialist Dr. Cheryl Lopate of Reproductive Revolutions and Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic in Wilsonville, Oregon. Dr. Lopate received her Master’s degree in reproductive physiology and her DVM from The Ohio State University. She completed a residency in comparative theriogenology (reproduction) at Purdue University and has been board certified in theriogenology since 1997. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including general mixed practice, referral practice and academia. She believes strongly in providing client education and speaks at breed group meetings regularly. She also speaks at many veterinary conferences and has written many journal articles and book chapters on a variety of reproductive topics.


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