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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.

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Small Animal Reproductive Medicine Thrives Thanks to Collaboration Between the American Kennel Club, AKC Canine Health Foundation, Theriogenology Foundation and Auburn University May 1, 2020

A description of the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program and its success at Auburn University

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.

The Role of Aging and the Immune System in Canine Degenerative Myelopathy February 18, 2020

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).

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Kennels Contribute to Canine Chagas Disease Research July 15, 2019

Read about CHF-funded research on Chagas Disease in this article from Today's Breeder by Purina ProPlan.

Survival of the Friendliest? July 5, 2019

Two scientists are increasing our understanding of canine cognition, and of the dog's unique and special relationship to humans. Published in the July issue of The Canine Chronicle.

Dog Update - Tick-Borne Disease Summer 2019 June 4, 2019

Studies of Lyme Disease, Bartonellosis And American Canine Hepatozoonosis in Dogs Focus on Prevalence & Understanding

Dachshund Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 22, 2019

Learn about CHF-funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Dachshund Update.

Rottweiler Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 10, 2019

Learn about CHF-funded research on hemangiosarcoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Rottweiler Update.

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 Success Stories

Champion of Canine Health: George and Patty Benford May 14, 2015

After losing their beloved dog Amanda to cancer, George and Patty Benford are committed to raising funds to help further canine cancer research.

The Joys of Adopting Senior Dogs September 23, 2014

Learn more about the joy a senior dog can provide a family.

Weekend Companion Turned Seizure Alert Dog and Dock Diving Champ July 1, 2013

Catherine Hentz is Robin’s 11 year old daughter. At four years old Catherine was diagnosed with epilepsy. Catherine’s seizures typically occur at night and they are frightening for the whole family. In an effort to comfort Catherine she started sleeping in her parent’s bed. One night Robin was awakened by Corey tossing and turning in his crate, which was in her bedroom. Eventually, Corey began barking.

Toby's Lymphoma Battle May 1, 2012

Karen Tria's curly-coated retriever Toby fought lymphoma bravely for 28 months from diagnosis.

A Dog Like Darcy July 1, 2011

Darcy was not just any dog – she was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a larger-than-life personality who suffered from chronic valvular disease. Her name lives on through the Darcy Fund which supports research for causes and cures for CVD.

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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 Issue 49 - Summer 2014 August 1, 2014

Topics from this issue include: viral therapy for canine osteosarcoma; senior dog health campaign; effect of nutrition on behavior; keeping pet food safe and more.

Discoveries Issue 48 - Spring 2014 May 1, 2014

Includes topics about using science to reduce surrenders in shelters, pet cancer awareness month, hypothyroidism research, epilepsy research and new treatment to target cancer stem cells.

Discoveries Issue 47 February 1, 2014

Include topics on the Value of Partnership in the New Economy; funding for New ACORN Grants; CHF working to find the Cause of Bloat; and 2014 Clinician Scientist Fellowships Awardees.

Discoveries Issue 46 November 1, 2013

Includes article topics such as New Canine Health Research funding, CHF received proceeds for the 2014 WKC Poster sales, Dr. Kathryn Meurs awarded Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research award, and much more

2013 Fall Discoveries - Issue 46 November 1, 2013

Includes topics such as: New 2014 Oak Grant Funding, Dr. Kathryn Meurs awarded the Asa Mays Excellence award, CHF to receive proceeds from the 2014 WKC poster and more!

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