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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.

e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter 

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Canine Health Articles

Hope for the Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy Dilemma June 1, 2022

Sub-clinical heart damage in apparently health dogs appears to be reversible with a diet change.

Genetic Test for Megaesophagus in German Shepherd Dogs May 16, 2022

The combination of a genetic mutation and sex can predict a German Shepherd Dog’s risk of being affected by CIM with 75% accuracy.

Exploring Biomarkers for Atopic Dermatitis April 14, 2022

Measuring cell signaling proteins may be useful to monitor disease progression in dogs with atopic dermatitis.

The Role of Pollution in Canine Cancer February 7, 2022

Data suggest that air and water pollution influence the development of bladder cancer and lymphoma in dogs.

Lipid Profiles to Diagnose Atopy January 18, 2022

Fat levels in blood and skin may be helpful to diagnose atopy in dogs.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

For the Ages April 7, 2022

The Dog Aging Project has One Key Goal: To Help Your Dog and You Live Longer, Healthier Lives

GSD Update - Fall 2021 - Bloat March 28, 2022

Purina ProPlan German Shepherd Dog Update (Fall 2021) - Bloat: A Multifactorial Disease in German Shepherd Dogs

One Health: Advancing Canine and Human Health December 6, 2021

A review of the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference in Today's Breeder. (Courtesy of Purina)

The 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Health Conference Part 1 October 11, 2021

Highlights of the cancer and neurology sessions from the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference

Bloat Emergency - How a Webinar Helped Save a Life September 6, 2021

Thanks to a recently viewed CHF-sponsored webinar, one dog owner recognized his dog's medical emergency and got appropriate treatment to save his life.

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Success Stories

A Clinician-Scientist Success Story July 20, 2021

Read about Clinician-Scientist Fellow Dr. Gasson and how she collaborated with her mentor, Dr. Brian Saunders, and a team at Texas A&M University to develop regenerative therapies for challenging orthopedic conditions in dogs.

Effie's Tale July 1, 2021

Learn how one owner’s tragic loss of her dog to a killer cancer fueled her passion to help fund research into early detection—and hopefully, a cure.

A Fighting Chance Against Hemangiosarcoma May 26, 2021

A profile of Chesapeake Bay Retriever "Ruger" and his participation in a CHF-funded clinical trial.

Genetic Mutation Discovered for Mucopolysaccharidosis in Miniature Pinschers November 27, 2020

To further define the genetic mutation(s) that cause muchopolysaccharidosis VI in dogs, CHF-funded investigators analyzed DNA in the area that codes for the affected enzyme in Miniature Pinschers and Miniature Schnauzers.

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.

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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 - Spring 2021 April 14, 2021

TIck-borne infections, personalized medicine for lymphoma, Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program, and more

Discoveries - Winter 2021 January 13, 2021

Read about research related to treating skin allergies, CCL rupture, and more.

Discoveries - Fall 2020 October 14, 2020

Educational outreach, osteosarcoma research, and end of year giving opportunities.

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.

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