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.


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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Health Research Benefits BOTH Ends of the Leash January 25, 2024

Research to understand dog health may also benefit people at the other end of the leash.

New Researchers Tackle New Strategies for Canine Bone Cancer January 22, 2024

CHF and its donors know that bold new strategies and attracting bright minds into canine health research are needed to continue the fight against cancer and many other diseases affecting our beloved dogs.

New Treatment Strategies for Canine Mammary Tumors October 16, 2023

Updated October 2023 - New imaging techniques and a better understanding of the tumor microenvironment show promise to improve outcomes for dogs with mammary cancer.

Participation Matters October 2, 2023

The desire to improve Boxer health and a wish that no more dogs and owners should have to experience the agony of degenerative myelopathy (DM) are what motivated Boxer breeder Julie Higgins to participate in a clinical trial with her dog Sophia.

Breed-Specific Pain Sensitivity in Dogs September 15, 2023

A team of CHF-funded investigators at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine have published results from their groundbreaking study which may radically change how we understand canine pain

Making Strides - Wearable Tech for Canine Athletes? August 15, 2023

A CHF-funded research team is developing wearable sensors that can recognize and measure dog movements common in agility training and competition.

Studying Potential Treatments for Degenerative Myelopathy May 25, 2023

A recently awarded grant from the AKC Canine Health Foundation will help investigators study the drug riluzole as a potential treatment for dogs with DM.

Sniffing Out Strategies to Control Chagas Disease April 18, 2023

CHF-funded investigators at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine have been working to better understand Chagas disease in dogs.

The Canine Immune Response to Valley Fever March 20, 2023

CHF-funded investigators identified an immune response specific to Coccidioides (Valley Fever) infection in dogs. This information will help with disease prognosis, treatment, and prevention.

Exploring Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in the American Cocker Spaniel February 7, 2023

Investigators identified a region on chromosome 10 that is implicated in the development of glaucoma in the American Cocker Spaniel.

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