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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Genetics of Border Collie Collapse January 14, 2022

Border Collie Collapse is a moderately to highly heritable, complex disease that is influenced by many genetic mutations and environmental factors.

Better Testing for Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs December 16, 2021

Investigators are exploring ways to more accurately predict the prognosis for dogs with acute pancreatitis.

Bone Cancer is Highly Heritable in Irish Wolfhounds December 1, 2021

Bone cancer is highly heritable in the Irish Wolfhound. Research is underway to identify the specific mutations that influence its development in this breed.

Exploring New Treatments for Bone Cancer November 15, 2021

Histotripsy shows promise as a non-invasive treatment method for canine osteosarcoma.

Exploring New Tools for Degenerative Myelopathy Diagnosis November 8, 2021

Investigators at the University of Missouri explored ways to diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative myelopathy that are repeatable and less invasive than current diagnostic tests.

Refining the Genetic Mutations That Cause SLO in Bearded Collies October 11, 2021

Investigators have refined our knowledge of genetic mutations associated with immune system function that predict the development of symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy (SLO) in the Bearded Collie.

The Future of Vector-Borne Disease Testing September 20, 2021

Next generation sequencing (NGS) may revolutionize vector-borne disease testing in veterinary medicine since it can rapidly detect the relative amounts of infectious organism DNA in dog blood samples.

Promising Drug Treatment for Brain Tumors September 10, 2021

A novel drug that activates programmed cell death in many cancer cells was well tolerated in dogs and may be effective against meningioma – cancer of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Gut Microbiome Recovery in IBD August 27, 2021

Recovery of the gut microbiome – both its composition and function – takes much longer than improvement of clinical signs in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Chagas Disease Risk for Dogs in a Kennel Environment August 10, 2021

CHF-funded research documented a surprisingly high incidence or risk of infection for Chagas disease in dogs housed in 10 different kennels in Texas

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