Articles & Newsletters
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:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
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.
Exploring the Genetics of Canine Hereditary Deafness May 22, 2020
Thanks to the dedication and support of several breed clubs and foundations, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has provided funding to study hereditary deafness in dogs.
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London are studying whether supplementation with one component of a ketogenic diet, medium-chain triglycerides, can reduce seizure frequency in dogs.
Coronavirus - Information for Dog Owners May 6, 2020
Coronavirus infection information for dog owners.
Canine Blood Donation May 1, 2020
An overview of canine blood donor programs and CHF-funded research on canine blood disorders.
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.)
At A Crossroads - The Impact of Genetic Testing on Breed Diversity January 14, 2020
Learn how the Irish Setter Club of America is educating its members and getting a grasp on the abundance of canine genetic testing currently available. (Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestlé Purina PetCare.)
Quiet Creek Bloodhounds - A Lifetime of Crowning Achievements January 14, 2020
A story of the 'exceptional hounds' of Quiet Creek Bloodhounds, bred by AKC Canine Health Foundation board member, Susan LaCroix Hamil, and her husband, Dr. John Hamil. (Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestlé Purina PetCare.)
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries Spring 2019 April 17, 2019
Topics include personalized medicine for canine mast cell tumor treatment, diagnosing tick-borne disease, the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program, and a donor spotlight featuring Carolyn and Gary Koch.
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