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.
Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) April 16, 2015
Current recommendations from experts in the field regarding the canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to best protect your dog.
Sporting Dog Health February 3, 2015
Learn more about keeping your dog safe in the field.
Addressing Anesthesia Concerns in Senior Dogs October 14, 2014
Senior dogs are more sensitive to anesthesia. These helpful tips provide information for a safe procedure.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) October 7, 2014
Learn more about how you can support research to help dogs diagnosed with IBD.
How a diet specially formulated for older dogs can positively impact their cognitive function.
Canine Hemangiosarcoma Research October 7, 2014
Learn more about how your donation can help find better treatments for canine hemangiosarcoma and increase survival rates for our beloved dogs.
Proper Conditioning Helps Active Older Dogs Stay Healthy & Well September 16, 2014
Senior dogs whose owners closely monitor their weight and keep them active and properly conditioned are shining examples of how growing older can be a healthy progression of life.
Optimal Nutrition for Senior Dogs Starts with Avoiding Obesity September 9, 2014
From a dietary perspective, preventing obesity is the most important thing an owner can do to promote a dog’s health and well-being.
Old Dogs Rule: Senior Dog 101 September 2, 2014
Learn more about the unique health care needs of senior dogs.
Keeping Pet Food Safe August 18, 2014
Tips on how to keep you and your pet protected from Salmonella poisoning.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.