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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
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 AKC Canine Health Foundation has partnered with Benchmark Payment Networks to offer DonateWiseNow as its point-of-sale fundraising application. The program enables retailers, merchants, and customers to easily and discreetly contribute to the effort to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease.
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.
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.
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.
Signs of liver shunts, the mode of inheritance, management of the disease and current research.
Research being done to uncover the genetic cause of the skin disease Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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.