AKC Canine Heath Foundation News

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Donates Over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation April 15, 2015

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with a donation of over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2015 Clinician-Scientist Fellows February 11, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announcea the 2015 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Six promising veterinary post docs and students were selected by their colleges of veterinary medicine and will receive support from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for their training and research efforts.

AKC Canine Health Foundation and Zoetis Award Grants for Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Disease in Dogs January 14, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), in partnership with Zoetis Inc., is pleased to announce the funding of two grants that will help accelerate novel, emerging technology in canine chronic kidney disease and heart disease.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Recognizes Six Organizations as Distinguished Research Partners December 11, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to honor six organizations as Distinguished Research Partners in canine health. These six organizations, collectively, have donated more than $3.3 million to CHF to help prevent, treat, and cure canine disease over the course of the past 20 years.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Presents Thomas A. Grabe with President’s Award at Canines & Cocktails Event December 3, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will present Thomas A. Grabe, publisher of The Canine Chronicle, with the 2014 President’s Award for his exceptional contribution to advancing canine health

AKC Canine Health Foundation Takes Aim at Periodontal Disease in Dogs November 12, 2014

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in adult dogs, and if left untreated could cause extreme gum damage, tooth loss and pain. By three years of age, most dogs have some evidence of periodontal disease and associated discomfort. In an effort to speed progress in prevention and effective treatment of canine periodontal disease, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded two research grants to improve the oral health of dogs.

Ebola: Understanding Viral Transmission, Pathogenesis and Why the Dog is Part of the Conversation October 16, 2014

To better understand why dogs are part of the conversation surrounding Ebola a better understanding of the virus is necessary.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Commits $268,000 to Combat Epilepsy and Hypothyroidism in Dogs October 16, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces the funding of two grants for canine epilepsy and one grant for canine hypothyroidism. These grants, totaling over $268,000 in funding will ultimately equip veterinarians with more effective treatments and researchers with a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms that cause these diseases

Dogs + Ebola: What Every Owner Needs to Know From the American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation October 14, 2014

Statement by the American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation: What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know About the Ebola Virus

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Susan M. Lilly as New CEO September 10, 2014

Susan M. Lilly has been appointed the new CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

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.

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.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Researchers Receive Awards Recognizing Their Work in Veterinary Medicine July 8, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Lance Visser, DVM and Dr. Randolf Winter, DVM were recently recognized as 2014 ACVIM Resident Research Award Winners by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funds Landmark Clinical Trial on Regenerative Medicine Treatment for Dogs June 26, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces the funding of a landmark clinical trial to establish the evidence-based use of regenerative medicine to treat tendon injury in dogs.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Fund Research to Reduce the Risk of Infectious Disease Transmission Among Dogs June 18, 2014

To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), in collaboration with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), announces a newly funded study that will provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Epilepsy Research Initiative June 11, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to provide dog owners and the veterinary community with improved methods for preventing and treating epilepsy in dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation-Funded Research on the Cutting Edge: Canine Osteosarcoma Patients Find Hope in Viral Therapy Treatment May 27, 2014

In research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), Dr. Bruce Smith, VMD, PhD of Auburn University uses biotechnology to convert adenovirus, a common human and canine virus, into a treatment for canine osteosarcoma. Dr. Smith's research reprograms a canine adenovirus to attack tumor cells and was funded by CHF in 2012, nearly two years prior to the recent clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic for human myeloma patients using the measles virus.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Highlights Oncology Resources and Research Updates During Pet Cancer Awareness Month April 30, 2014

Pet Cancer Awareness Month begins May 1. Throughout the month of May the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will provide news and information to help educate dog owners about the cutting-edge research and improved treatment options in the field of canine cancer.

AKC Canine Heath Foundation Awards Shelter- Medicine Grant to Reduce Dogs Surrendered to Shelters April 17, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2014 Clinician-Scientist Fellows March 18, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation's Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program recognizes five promising veterinary residents who are committed to the advancement of canine health.

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