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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

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).

Hope for Diagnosing and Treating Histiocytic Malignancies in Dogs January 6, 2020

Learn about research on this rare but devastating cancer in dogs and humans.

Summary of Canine Health Bytes Webinar: “Canine Degenerative Myelopathy: From Gene Mutation Discovery to Clinical Trials” November 20, 2019

A brief summary of the Canine Health Bytes webinar on canine degenerative myelopathy, presented by Dr. Joan Coates in October 2019.

Research to Improve Working Dog Success November 15, 2019

With research supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and its donors, investigators are exploring the temperamental traits and cognitive skills that determine a successful working dog.

Personalized Medicine for Dogs September 15, 2019

The field of personalized medicine is flourishing in human and veterinary healthcare and the AKC Canine Health Foundation and its donors are funding research to advance the health of all dogs, on a personal level.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Infectious Disease Handbook August 29, 2018

Heroes for Healthy Pets Infectious Disease Handbook presented by Merck Animal Health. Learn about infectious diseases of dogs, prevention of infectious disease, and lessons learned from recent canine influenza outbreaks.

Investigating Leptospirosis in Dogs August 17, 2018

Purina Pro Club magazine article on leptospirosis and CHF/Purina partnership

Boxer Update - Spring 2018 July 24, 2018

A Nestle Purina publication dedicated to Boxer enthusiasts.

PPCP Program - DN Magazine February 9, 2018

Article in DN Magazine that describes the Purina PPCP Program.

Chagas Disease Information for Dog Owners January 11, 2018

Important information for dog owners about Chagas Disease created by Michelle Evason and Jason Stull.

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Success Stories

Research on Brain Disease in Pugs Could Also Help Scientists Understand A Rare Form of Multiple Sclerosis December 1, 2010

This article is about research on an inflammatory brain condition, necrotizing meningoencephalitis (NME). Researchers have found that disease risk in Pug Dogs is closely linked to the same group of genes that has been implicated in human risk for Multiple Sclerosis.

An Improved Understanding of Canine Paw Anatomy May Help Get Injured Dogs Back On Their Feet December 1, 2010

This article is about research done on the canine paw and what it means for our pets and for working dogs.

Malignant Histiocytosis: Looking for a Cure December 1, 2010

The median survival time for malignant histiocytosis is only 2-4 months. Traditional cancer treatments such as radiation and surgery are generally ineffective in dogs with MH. There is hope for the future; however, as preliminary studies of a new form of treatment have shown some real promise.

Can Human Research Improve the Diagnosis of Canine Lymphoma? December 1, 2010

This article discusses research that shows the progress made in understanding and diagnosing human lymphoma can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of lymphatic cancers in dogs.

A Heart-To-Heart on Severe Subaortic Stenosis December 1, 2010

This is the story of how an experimental procedure for the heart disease severe subaortic stenosis has helped dogs Marley and Moe. The procedure also holds promise to help children affected by the disease.

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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 31 January 1, 2010

Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.

Discoveries Issue 30 October 1, 2009

Article topics include patella luxation, canine lymphoma, Meet the Breeds and more.

Discoveries Issue 29 July 1, 2009

Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.

Discoveries Issue 28B April 1, 2009

Article topics include epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, and the genetic test for hereditary cataracts in the Australian Shepherd.

Discoveries Issue 27 September 1, 2008

Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.

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