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Reducing the Risk of Dog Flu January 19, 2016

Learn more about canine influenza, or dog flu, and how you can keep your dog protected.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015

A long-term medical surveillance study which has followed the search and rescue dogs of 9/11 enters its fourteenth year. The study, conducted by Dr. Cindy Otto of the University of Pennsylvania Penn Vet Working Dog Center and funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation has followed the health and behavior of the 9/11 dogs since October 2001.

Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease September 18, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation contributes funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options to benefit both dogs and humans.

Your Impact: Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Identifies Residual Cancer During Surgery to Remove Sarcomas May 29, 2015

Surgery is the most effective method to treat solid tumors. Local recurrences happen when tumor cells are left in the wound during surgery. Learn how near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging is being used to identify cancer and cancer cells remaining in surgical incisions.

Assembling a Simple, 20-Piece Canine First Aid Kit May 29, 2015

Accidents happen. Having a canine first aid kit will enable you to respond to and treat common canine injuries and ailments.

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Hypoglycemia Requires Quick Intervention in Toy and Small Breeds June 1, 2009

The signs of hypoglycemia and how to react to hypoglycemic attack in dogs.

Discovering Inherited Adult-Onset Deafness in Border Collies June 1, 2009

The condition of adult-onset deafness in dogs and the work being done to find the genetic cause of the condition. Information on the BAER hearing test is also included.

Researchers Aim to Better Understand Brain Tumors in Boxers May 1, 2009

The types of canine brain tumors, research being done to find new therapies and the similarities to human brain tumors.

Common Household Toxins April 4, 2009

Slides from a presentation about common house hold toxins and their effect on dogs given by John Tegzes of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Science.

DNA Collection: Avoiding Sample Fatigue March 1, 2009

This article is about developing a better understanding of DNA, its uses, and knowing what questions to ask when asked to contribute samples to avoid sample fatigue.

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