Articles & Newsletters
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:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
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
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.
Dog Update - Fall 2018: Fall Allergy Season September 12, 2018
Get ready for dog allergies in fall with this Nestle Purina publication dedicated to dog enthusiasts.
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.
Looking for Normal December 1, 2010
This article describes research to understand how canine mast cells function.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 32 April 1, 2010
Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.
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.
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