Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
In science, progress is measured in small steps along the way to major discoveries. By consistenly funding the most innovative research, the AKC Canine Health Foundation is realizing both small milestones and major breakthroughs in canine health. All our successes show progress towards our goal to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.
Thank you for your role in making these successes possible!
Dr. Matthew Breen and his colleagues at North Carolina State University, with the support of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, is narrowing the search for genes involved in non-Hodgkin lymphoma – by comparing genomic instability of dogs with humans.
Dr. Nicola Mason and her colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, with the support of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, have been trying to find new ways to use antibody fragments to target a particularly devastating type of canine tumor. They are looking for a more effective treatment for canine hemangiosarcoma.
This is the story of how an experimental procedure for the heart disease severe subaortic stenosis has helped dogs Marley and Moe. The procedure also holds promise to help children affected by the disease.
This article is about research done on the canine paw and what it means for our pets and for working dogs.
This article describes what we have learned from research on sled dogs. We now have a better understanding of the unique concerns affecting the health of these dogs.
This article is about research on an inflammatory brain condition, necrotizing meningoencephalitis (NME). Researchers have found that disease risk in Pug Dogs is closely linked to the same group of genes that has been implicated in human risk for Multiple Sclerosis.
This article discusses research that shows the progress made in understanding and diagnosing human lymphoma can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of lymphatic cancers in dogs.
The median survival time for malignant histiocytosis is only 2-4 months. Traditional cancer treatments such as radiation and surgery are generally ineffective in dogs with MH. There is hope for the future; however, as preliminary studies of a new form of treatment have shown some real promise.
The group of diseases called the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses cause progressive nervous system damage in both dogs and humans. This article is about the research that resulted in genetic tests for the diseases in some breeds of dogs.
This article describes research to understand how canine mast cells function.
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