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What is the Best Age to Spay/Neuter Your Dog? It Depends. September 1, 2020

CHF-funded researchers have created guidelines based on breed, sex, and body weight regarding when to neuter a dog in order to avoid increasing the risks of certain joint disorders and cancers.

Diagnostic Criteria for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis August 28, 2020

Recently, current and former members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Genetics Committee came together to create and publish clear diagnostic guidelines for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis. These updated diagnostic criteria for GRPU were recently published in the open source journal Veterinary Ophthalmology and are summarized here.

A One Health Approach to Beating Cancer August 27, 2020

Recent discoveries by AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers demonstrate the power of a One Health approach in fighting cancer, a devastating disease found in humans and dogs.

A New Technology to Assess Tumor Margins During Surgery August 17, 2020

CHF-funded investigators are exploring a new technology that could provide accurate surgical margin information in real-time and right in the operating room

Puppy Cognition – the Making of a Brilliant Canine Mind July 31, 2020

CHF-funded investigators are collaborating with Canine Companions for Independence to explore the cognitive characteristics of young puppies

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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

Dog Update - Fall 2019 - Breeding Healthy Dogs October 1, 2019

Using genetic testing to breed better dogs.

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.

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 Success Stories

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.

A Therapy Dog with Wheels March 11, 2011

Lance is not only a therapy dog - he is paralyzed in his hindquarters, and gets around by way of a specialized wheelchair. Lance's own medical problems make him an even greater source on inspirtation for the sick children he meets as a therapy dog.

Researchers Pay it Forward February 18, 2011

Since identifying a gene linked with Labradors collapsing after intense exercise, researchers have developed a DNA test to identify an inherited syndrome known as Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC). The researchers offering the test have funneled more than $100,000 from testing proceeds back to CHF for additional research funding.

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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 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.

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!

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

Discoveries Issue 45 July 1, 2013

Includes topics on the importance of persistence in canine health research; update on our Bloat Initiative; and our recently released webinar on regenerative medicine.

Discoveries Issue 44 April 1, 2013

Includes topics on how your dog's participation in canine health research matters, regenerative medicine research, pet cancer awareness, and trial for novel brain tumor medication.

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