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
Researching Health Risks for the Dogs of 9/11 November 10, 2020
CHF-funded researchers found that the long-term risk of adverse health effects in search and rescue dogs deployed following 9/11 was low.
The Complex Genetics of Diabetes Mellitus in Australian Terriers October 26, 2020
AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers study the complex genetics underlying diabetes mellitus in dogs.
Testing for Heartworm Resistance October 1, 2020
CHF-funded investigators evaluated various tests that could help distinguish susceptible and resistant heartworms.
Researching Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs September 15, 2020
CHF and its donors have invested over $350,000 in studies exploring the underlying genetics and mechanisms of IMHA in dogs, as well as improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.
Exploring Risk Factors for Canine Lymphoma September 8, 2020
CHF-funded investigators at the University of Wisconsin, Madison set out to learn more about the combinations of genetic mutations and toxin exposures that contribute to canine lymphoma.
Xylitol - information for Dog Owners pdf March 13, 2020
Information on xylitol, a sugar substitute that is poisonous to dogs.
A Remarkable Life in Dogs - Cindy Vogels February 18, 2020
A profile of CHF board member Cindy Vogels. (Courtesy of the Canine Chronicle.)
At A Crossroads - The Impact of Genetic Testing on Breed Diversity January 14, 2020
Learn how the Irish Setter Club of America is educating its members and getting a grasp on the abundance of canine genetic testing currently available. (Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestlé Purina PetCare.)
Quiet Creek Bloodhounds - A Lifetime of Crowning Achievements January 14, 2020
A story of the 'exceptional hounds' of Quiet Creek Bloodhounds, bred by AKC Canine Health Foundation board member, Susan LaCroix Hamil, and her husband, Dr. John Hamil. (Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestlé Purina PetCare.)
There's Something About Mary November 7, 2019
Profile of Dr. Mary O. Smith from the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of Canine Chronicle
Meet Bretagne, who at nearly 17 years old is the last known, surviving search-and-rescue dog who served at Ground Zero after 9/11. Then get nine tips from owner/handler Denise Corliss, for maximizing longevity in your senior dog.
Mya's Tale of Hope May 3, 2016
Canine osteosarcoma can be a death sentence. But Kahla Ennis' “heart dog,” Mya, showed that with the right treatment, there’s hope for a happy, active life for months or even longer after being diagnosed.
Researcher Profile: Dr. Cindy Otto September 9, 2015
Dr. Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR, CCRT, has a long and diverse career studying the health of search and rescue dogs. Learn more about her CHF-funded research which follows the search and rescue dogs deployed during 9/11.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 52 - Spring 2015 May 1, 2015
Includes topics on Pet Cancer Awareness; What to expect when visiting a veterinary oncologist; CHF Parent Club Conference; extending the lives of dogs with melanoma; advances in lymphoma and reevaluating the nature of hemangiosarcoma
Discoveries Issue 51 January 1, 2015
Include topics on our 2015 Distinguished Research Partners; 2015 President's Award Recipient, Thomas A. Grabe; and Clinician Scientist Fellows; information on Brucellosis; and newly awarded research grants
Discoveries Issue 50 November 1, 2014
Includes topics on announcements for CHF's new CEO Susan Lilly; celebrating senior dogs; impact of your giving to canine health; and funded research projects/
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.
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