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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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Canine Health Articles

Canine Blood Donation May 1, 2020

An overview of canine blood donor programs and CHF-funded research on canine blood disorders.

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)

Rottweiler Update - Hemangiosarcoma Spring 2019 May 10, 2019

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

AKC CHF-funded Oncology Research Publications 23Apr2019 April 25, 2019

Publications resulting from CHF-funded oncology grants as of 4/23/19.

Dog Update - Glaucoma Research Spring 2019 April 15, 2019

Learn about CHF-funded research on canine glaucoma in this issue of Purina ProPlan's DOG Update.

Boxer Update - Effect of Bartonellosis April 5, 2019

Spring 2019 Boxer Update: The effect of Bartonellosis on Boxers susceptible to endocarditis.

Poodle Epilepsy Research - Genetics & Innovative Treatments are Key March 19, 2019

Read about three studies funded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation's Epilepsy Research Initiative in this Spring 2019 edition of Purina's Poodle 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 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.

Discoveries Issue 39 January 2, 2012

Include articles on Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), Posture in your dog and why we should care, and Musladin-Leuke Syndrome in the Beagle.

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