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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Progress Continues in the Development of a New Treatment for Canine Bone Cancer November 14, 2022

Histotripsy appears to be a well-tolerated and effective treatment for canine bone cancer.

Epigenetic Biomarkers of B Cell Lymphoma October 31, 2022

Cancerous canine B cells show a distinct increase in overall methylation compared to normal canine B cells.

The Low Down on the Wipe Down for Working Dogs September 15, 2022

Commonly used veterinary cleansers are just as effective as FEMA recommended dish soap at removing a simulated contaminant from working dog coats, plus they provide the added benefit of antimicrobial activity.

The Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren September 1, 2022

Investigators have identified two genetic mutations that influence the development of idiopathic epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren.

Do vector-borne infections contribute to laboratory test abnormalities common in the Greyhound? August 15, 2022

CHF-funded investigators analyzed data to see what influence vector-borne infections have on the results of these common blood and urine tests

Do Lipid Droplets Play a Role in Canine Pyometra? July 25, 2022

Lipid droplets in the uterine lining likely play a role in the development of pyometra, or uterine infection.

Novel Neurologic Disorder Characterized in Dalmatians June 20, 2022

The genetic mutation responsible for a unique neurologic disease in Dalmatian dogs was recently identified.

Hope for the Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy Dilemma June 1, 2022

Sub-clinical heart damage in apparently health dogs appears to be reversible with a diet change.

Genetic Test for Megaesophagus in German Shepherd Dogs May 16, 2022

The combination of a genetic mutation and sex can predict a German Shepherd Dog’s risk of being affected by CIM with 75% accuracy.

Exploring Biomarkers for Atopic Dermatitis April 14, 2022

Measuring cell signaling proteins may be useful to monitor disease progression in dogs with atopic dermatitis.

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