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Nutrition Can Help Improve the Effect of Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Dogs October 7, 2014

How a diet specially formulated for older dogs can positively impact their cognitive function.

Canine Hemangiosarcoma Research October 7, 2014

Learn more about how your donation can help find better treatments for canine hemangiosarcoma and increase survival rates for our beloved dogs.

Proper Conditioning Helps Active Older Dogs Stay Healthy & Well September 16, 2014

Senior dogs whose owners closely monitor their weight and keep them active and properly conditioned are shining examples of how growing older can be a healthy progression of life.

Optimal Nutrition for Senior Dogs Starts with Avoiding Obesity September 9, 2014

From a dietary perspective, preventing obesity is the most important thing an owner can do to promote a dog’s health and well-being.

Old Dogs Rule: Senior Dog 101 September 2, 2014

Learn more about the unique health care needs of senior dogs.

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Research Focuses on Genetic Basis of Perianal Fistula June 1, 2008

The signs of perianal fistula, research on the disease and advice for disease management.

Canine Phenome Project Enhances Genetic Testing June 1, 2008

The Canine Phenome Project at the University of Missouri, the benefits, and the participation by Dalmatian owners.

Research Focuses on Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers June 1, 2008

Research being done to uncover the genetic cause of the skin disease Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers.

Breed Health Survey Aims to Identify Key Concerns June 1, 2008

The Labrador Retriever Club's Health Survey, the survey questions and the goals of the survey.

Health Testing for Atrial Septal Defect Is Key in Standard Poodles June 1, 2008

The importance of testing standard poodles for Atrial Septal Defect.

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