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The HealthE-Barks Podcast Series

The HealthE-Barks podcast series features a wide variety of canine health topics.  The podcasts feature lectures from our highly successful Breeders' Symposia, in-depth discussions by CHF funded researchers and interviews with other canine health experts.  The podcasts are released every two weeks and are also available at Apple's iTunes® store.  View the complete list of podcasts and search by topic or speaker.

The HealthE-Barks Webinar Series & Videos

Watch short videos about the AKC Canine Health Foundation and our success.  Videos include lectures from past Breeders' Symposia and National Parent Club Canine Health Conferences.  View the complete list of videos and search by topic or speaker.


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Hospice Care / End of Life Care For Dogs

10/30/2014

In this podcast we are wrapping up our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series with a difficult, but important conversation about end of life care. We are very fortunate to feature Dr. Kathleen Cooney, founder of “Home to Heaven,” an in-home pet hospice and euthanasia services practice. She is also the owner of the first-ever pet euthanasia center in the United States. The center is located on her 35-acre farm in Loveland, Colorado and offers two comfort rooms for pet euthanasia. It is open year-round for families looking for an alternative to standard clinic or in-home euthanasia. Dr. Cooney graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 2004. That same spring, her family had to say goodbye to their 15-year-old yellow lab, McKenzie. McKenzie passed peacefully under the aspen tree in their front yard. From this experience, Dr. Cooney learned just how important it was for pets to be at home for the end of their lives. In 2012, she completed writing the book “Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques: A practical guide.” Dr. Cooney served on the 2013 American Veterinary Medical Association's panel on euthanasia guidelines. She is currently the Vice President and conference coordinator for the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). She travels frequently to speak on her work and on the current advancements in end-of-life care.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

Age Related Cardiovascular Disease

10/23/2014

In continuation of our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series, this podcast features Dr. Ashley Saunders, Associate Professor of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Michael E. DeBakey Institute at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Dr. Saunders completed her DVM in 2001 and residency in Cardiology in 2005, both at Texas A&M, and is board certified in veterinary cardiology. She is funded by CHF to identify novel biological markers of mitral valve disease to enhance diagnosis and prognosis of disease. In this podcast she discusses one of the most common age-related problems in dogs, cardiovascular disease.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

The Value of Senior Dog Wellness Visits

10/02/2014

In continuation of our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series, this podcast features Dr. Lisa Shaw, owner of the Indian Land Animal Hospital near Charlotte, NC. Dr. Shaw discusses what to expect during a senior dog wellness exam and the importance of senior dog health care.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

The Benefits of Rehab for Senior and Geriatric Dogs

09/18/2014

In continuation of our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series, this podcast features Dr. Laurie McCauley, Medical Director of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, IL. Dr. McCauley is certified in veterinary rehabilitation by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and is one of less than 100 veterinarians who is board certified in veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In this podcast Dr. McCauley discusses the benefits of using rehabilitation medicine as a way to keep senior and geriatric dogs healthy and active.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

Senior Dog Health: An Overview

09/04/2014

Welcome to the first podcast in our educational series “Old Dogs Rule,” a two month celebration of our great old dogs that will be packed with information about how we can keep them going strong for years to come. In this podcast we are speaking with Dr. Fred Metzger of Metzger Animal Hospital in State College, Pennsylvania. Dr. Metzger received his DVM from the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, a select group of veterinary specialists certified by examination. He is one of only 12 board-certified ABV practitioners in the state of Pennsylvania and one of 460 nationwide. Dr. Metzger currently serves as an adjunct professor at Penn State University and helps teach several classes. In addition, he frequently lectures to fellow veterinarians nationwide speaking on various topics, including clinical pathology, internal medicine and his favorite subject, geriatric medicine. He has authored numerous publications including co-authoring a textbook “A Guide to Hematology of the Dog and Cat.” In this podcast Dr. Metzger will be discussing the health needs for senior and geriatric dogs.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

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