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
Xylitol - Information for Dog Owners March 13, 2020
Information on xylitol, a sugar substitue that is poisonous to dogs.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Research Helps Labrador Retriever Breeders Manage a Devastating Disease February 21, 2020
Thanks to dedicated breeders like Dr. Fran Smith and research supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation, Labrador Retriever breeders, owners, and veterinarians now have a better understanding of exercise-induced collapse and tools to manage it.
CHF-funded researchers concluded that priming of central nervous system immune cells, advancing age, and a mutation in the gene that codes for superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) are all risk factors for development of clinical signs of canine DM.
Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs January 15, 2020
Several research studies are underway to explore factors influencing the apparent increase in incidence of diet-related dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs, including a multi-institutional, prospective study supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).
Learn about research on this rare but devastating cancer in dogs and humans.
There's Something About Mary November 7, 2019
Profile of Dr. Mary O. Smith from the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of Canine Chronicle
Understanding Breeds as Populations October 7, 2019
A discussion of dog breeds as populations and how it relates to improving breed health through health-conscious breeding
Beagle Update: Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis - a painful neurological disorder of young dogs - Fall 2019 September 23, 2019
Read about CHF-funded research into Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis
Labrador Retriever Update: Epilepsy Research - Fall 2019 September 20, 2019
Learn about research funded through CHF's Epilepsy Research Initiative in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Labardor Retriever Update.
German Shepherd Dog Update: Surviving Bloat, New Treatment May Improve Outcomes - Fall 2019 September 20, 2019
Read about CHF-funded research that may improve outcomes for dogs with bloat in this German Shepherd Dog Update, courtesy of Purina ProPlan.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Winter 2019 January 16, 2019
Topics include mitral valve disease, working dog cognition, and 2018 annual award winners
Discoveries Fall 2018 October 15, 2018
Topics include the 9/11 Medical Surveillance Study, CHF's Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative, and researcher Dr. Cindy Otto.
Discoveries Summer 2018 July 16, 2018
Topics include degenerative myelopathy, Leptospirosis, 2018 theriogenology residents, and researcher Dr. Joan Coates.
Discoveries Issue 55 December 5, 2016
Winter 2016 Edition: President's Award and Distinguished Research Partner Award; Tick-Borne Disease Initiative Update; New Research Grants
Discoveries Issue 54 2016 May 18, 2016
Topics from this issue include: Pet Cancer Awareness Month; Canine Reproductive Health Collaboration; In Memoriam: Monique Arrington
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