For Your Dog’s Health

We know that your dog's health is important to you. The information here will be helpful whether your dog is healthy or affected by a disease.  Please remember that the information contained here cannot substitute for the advice of your veterinarian.


Watch the presentation "AKC Canine Health Foundation - Investing in a Healthy Future for All Dogs: Bringing Scientists, Veterinarians, and Dog Lovers Together," given by CHF CEO Dr. Diane Brown at VMX on January 22, 2019 as part of the OFA-sponsored lecture series "The OFA Toolset to Minimize Hereditary Disease."


Dog Health Articles: the articles below contain more detailed information on canine health issues. They can be filtered by research area.

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Puppy Cognition – the Making of a Brilliant Canine Mind July 31, 2020

CHF-funded investigators are collaborating with Canine Companions for Independence to explore the cognitive characteristics of young puppies

The Gut Microbiome and Canine Epilepsy July 21, 2020

An innovative pilot study was conducted at the North Carolina State University to study the role of Lactobacillus in canine epilepsy.

Understanding the Mortality Rate of GDV (Bloat) in U.S. Dogs June 17, 2020

Examining the mortality rate of GDV while including cases where treatment is not attempted provides a more realistic view of this disease and suggests that a focus on preventing bloat could save more dog lives.

Researching New Treatments for Canine Hemangiosarcoma June 5, 2020

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have supported studies on a promising new treatment for canine hemangiosarcoma.

Exploring How Spay/Neuter Impacts Long-Term Health in Dogs June 1, 2020

Studying how spay/neuter and the loss of gonadal hormones may produce these adverse health effects will help veterinarians and dog owners make more informed and personalized decisions regarding if or when to spay/neuter a dog. Understanding the mechanisms of disease production may also provide opportunities to manage or prevent these adverse health effects.

Exploring the Genetics of Canine Hereditary Deafness May 22, 2020

Thanks to the dedication and support of several breed clubs and foundations, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has provided funding to study hereditary deafness in dogs.

Coronavirus - Information for Dog Owners May 6, 2020

Coronavirus infection information for dog owners.

A Clinical Trial of Medium-Chain Triglyceride Oil for the Treatment of Canine Epilepsy May 6, 2020

Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London are studying whether supplementation with one component of a ketogenic diet, medium-chain triglycerides, can reduce seizure frequency in dogs.

Canine Blood Donation May 1, 2020

An overview of canine blood donor programs and CHF-funded research on canine blood disorders.

Small Animal Reproductive Medicine Thrives Thanks to Collaboration Between the American Kennel Club, AKC Canine Health Foundation, Theriogenology Foundation and Auburn University May 1, 2020

A description of the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program and its success at Auburn University

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