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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:

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Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.

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Canine Health Articles

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.

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

The "Vaccinate?" Debate June 10, 2020

A discussion of the importance of canine vaccination to prevent disease.

Golden Retriever Update - Summer 2020 - Hemangiosarcoma & Bartonella June 8, 2020

Purina ProPlan Golden Retriever Update (Summer 2020) - The Link Between Hemangiosarcoma & Bartonella: Vector-Borne Illness May Contribute to Cancer

Boxer Update - Spring 2020 - Mast Cell Tumor March 26, 2020

Purina ProPlan Boxer Update (Spring 2020) - Mast Cell Tumor: Research of Personalized Medicine & Checkpoint Immunotherapy

Xylitol - information for Dog Owners pdf March 13, 2020

Information on xylitol, a sugar substitute that is poisonous to dogs.

A Remarkable Life in Dogs - Cindy Vogels February 18, 2020

A profile of CHF board member Cindy Vogels. (Courtesy of the Canine Chronicle.)

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 Success Stories

SPOTlight on Dr. Garvin, Chairman of the AKC Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors July 6, 2020

Profile of AKC Canine Health Foundation Chairman of the Board of Directors

Writing a Life with Dogs and Horses June 8, 2020

A profile of CHF board member Sue Copeland.

Meet William Christensen, MD, MPH – Member of CHF’s Board of Directors and Scientific Review Committee May 1, 2020

Dr. William (Bill) Christensen is a valued member of the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s Board of Directors and Scientific Review Committee. Dogs and medicine have always been a part of his life and both benefit from his passion and expertise.

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

Following Her Heart … and a Love for Dogs! April 16, 2020

Learn more about Dr. Kristin Bloink, CHF Board Member.

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Discoveries

The award-winning print newsletter of the  AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.

Discoveries Summer 2020 July 15, 2020

Lymphoma & epilepsy research updates, theriogenology residents, and spotlight on the Golden Retriever Foundation.

Discoveries Spring 2020 April 15, 2020

Topics include investments in canine health resources and the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program.

Discoveries Winter 2020 January 30, 2020

Topics include our 25th anniversary and new Clinician-Scientist Fellows.

Discoveries Fall 2019 October 16, 2019

Topics include some of the latest scientific updates from the 2019 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

Discoveries Summer 2019 July 15, 2019

Topics include the microbiome-gut-brain axis and epilepsy, canine atopy, Calming Care probiotic, and researcher spotlight on Dr. Karen Munana.

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