General Canine Health and Obesity Research Grants
Through the General Canine Health Research Program the AKC Canine Health Foundation will support basic and clinical research into those diseases not covered by specific research program areas including obesity.
Recently funded grant titles:
- The Reciprocal Impact of a Healthy and Active Lifestyle on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Dogs and Their Owners: Physical Activity and Walking (PAW)
- Supporting the Evidence-Based Use of Antibiotic Gels after Extensive Dental Plaque Removal in Dogs
- Reference Values for Arterial Blood Gases in the Lean and Obese Geriatric Dogs
- Medical Surveillance of Dogs Deployed to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
- In Support of Our Working Dogs: Medical Surveillance of Dogs Deployed to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon 2013-2014
- Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs
- Development of an Effective Canine Periodontal Disease Vaccine
- Development of a Novel System for Controlled Drug Delivery in the Dog
- Defining the Specific Species of Bacteria That Contribute To Canine Periodontal Disease
- Characterization of Naturally-Occurring Neuropathic Pain in Dogs
- Bioavailability of Suppository Acetaminophen for Treatment of Pain in Healthy and Critically Ill Dogs
The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 18 different Research Program Areas. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.