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
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London explored owner use of dietary supplements in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy.
Steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) is a common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in young dogs. Owners and researchers are collaborating with the AKC Canine Health Foundation to learn more about the disease in North American dogs.
Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension in Dogs February 27, 2019
With funding from CHF Grant 01982, researchers at the University of California, Davis examined the diagnostic value of quantitative indirect echocardiographic indices of pulmonary hypertension to predict pulmonary artery pressure in dogs.
An Update on the Health Effects of Spay/Neuter in Dogs February 20, 2019
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have invested in research to explore the effects that neutering can have on dogs’ health. Evidence-based, breed-specific information is needed so that caregivers can make the best decisions for the long-term health of their dog(s).
Read about the success of one AKC/AKC CHF/TF Theriogenology Residency Program graduate in her career as a canine reproductive specialist.
An ongoing collaborative research study funded by CHF and our donors (1889-G) has led to a recent report showing promising results with a new treatment for dogs with Hemangiosarcoma. The treatment shows potential implications for human sarcoma treatments as well.
Lyme Disease January 26, 2017
Learn more about Lyme disease and how your investment is making an impact for both dogs and people.
Living with Lymphoma May 30, 2014
Cachet, a Portuguese Water Dog, was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with lymphoma. Read Cachet's inspiring story about living with cancer.
Customizing Canine Care - Updates Presented at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference November 5, 2013
Success stories in recent canine health research embrace an individual, or customized, approach to treating disease. Adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma provide the rich healing properties needed for soft-tissue injuries, and gene expression profiling is leading us to the day when cancer treatment can be targeted to individuals.
There is considerable confusion regarding when, if, and what tests are appropriate or recommended for use to diagnose cancer in companion animals or whether any of these tests can be used to detect cancer in the early stages or predict if a healthy dog will develop cancer. This article is intended to provide pet owners with some basic understanding of the diagnostic process – why and when testing is necessary, what are some the benefits and what are some the pitfalls. It also is meant to encourage communication with primary care veterinarians and specialists in order to maximize the potential of a team approach to health care.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 24 December 1, 2007
Article topics include Canine Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hemangiosarcoma, the genetic test for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Keeshond and more.
Discoveries Issue 22 February 1, 2007
Article topics include the discovery of the gene for Familial Nephropathy in English Cocker Spaniels, the genetic test for Fucosidosis in the English Springer Spaniel, disaster preparedness and more.
Discoveries Issue 21 September 1, 2006
Article topics include the CHIC DNA Bank, health weight for dogs, the genetic test for hemophilia and more.
Discoveries Issue 20 April 1, 2006
Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.
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