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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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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

The Gut Microbiome and Canine Epilepsy July 21, 2020

An innovative pilot study was conducted at the North Carolina State University to study the role of Lactobacillus in canine epilepsy.

Understanding the Mortality Rate of GDV (Bloat) in U.S. Dogs June 17, 2020

Examining the mortality rate of GDV while including cases where treatment is not attempted provides a more realistic view of this disease and suggests that a focus on preventing bloat could save more dog lives.

Researching New Treatments for Canine Hemangiosarcoma June 5, 2020

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have supported studies on a promising new treatment for canine hemangiosarcoma.

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.

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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

Luna Shines Her Light July 12, 2010

Shortly after Sandra Thomas' dog Luna was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, Thomas learned through the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) about the work of Dr.Matthew Breen at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Determined to find a way for Luna to live on in some fashion, Thomas signed on to participate in Breen's research.

From Bark to Bedside - Dogs Point to Cancer Culprits November 19, 2009

A chance encounter between a dog breeder and Dr. Nick Duesbery eventually led to formation of the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium (CHCC), a unique nationwide coalition of veterinarians, scientists, and physicians united by a common goal: using naturally occurring tumors in dogs to help develop new clinical treatments for rare cancers in humans.

PetSafe at Purdue University September 8, 2008

The faculty and staff of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine operate PetSafe a program that provides veterinary care and housing for animals owned by families in crisis.

The Things Dogs Will Eat May 5, 2008

There are three categories of foreign objects that dogs tend to swallow: balls, rocks, and other things.

Unconventional Cancer Therapies June 24, 2007

As dogs are living longer due to advances in preventive care and nutrition, the number being diagnosed with cancer continues to increase. More than half of dogs that live until the age of 10 will develop some form of cancer. The good news is that novel therapies and treatment options offer significant advances in canine cancer care.

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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 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.

Discoveries Issue 42 October 1, 2012

Article topics include the fourth-part series about the dog's bite and how it affects posture and balance, Supraspinatus Tendinopathy, Cleft Palate in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, etc.

Discoveries 41 July 1, 2012

Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse

Discoveries Issue 41 July 1, 2012

Topics include: Part 3 of four series about inproper nail length can effect posture, Pythiosis, Updatee on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse, etc.

Discoveries Issue 40 April 1, 2012

Article topics include Hemangiosarcoma, Focus on Canine Cancer, The Flexible Neck, and Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) in the Italian Spinone.

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