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Exploring How Spay/Neuter Impacts Long-Term Health in Dogs June 1, 2020

Studying how spay/neuter and the loss of gonadal hormones may produce these adverse health effects will help veterinarians and dog owners make more informed and personalized decisions regarding if or when to spay/neuter a dog. Understanding the mechanisms of disease production may also provide opportunities to manage or prevent these adverse health effects.

Exploring the Genetics of Canine Hereditary Deafness May 22, 2020

Thanks to the dedication and support of several breed clubs and foundations, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has provided funding to study hereditary deafness in dogs.

Coronavirus - Information for Dog Owners May 6, 2020

Coronavirus infection information for dog owners.

A Clinical Trial of Medium-Chain Triglyceride Oil for the Treatment of Canine Epilepsy May 6, 2020

Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London are studying whether supplementation with one component of a ketogenic diet, medium-chain triglycerides, can reduce seizure frequency in dogs.

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

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 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Discoveries Issue 43 January 1, 2013

Include topics on the CHF Bloat Initiative, Update on Golden Retriever Collaberative Cancer project, and recipients of the Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program.

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