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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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Canine Health Articles

Poison Prevention for Pets March 19, 2024

Review tips to keep your pets safe this Poison Prevention Awareness Month.

Evidence for the Use of CBD to Treat Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy March 13, 2024

While taking CBD oil, dogs experienced fewer days in which they had a seizure compared to the period during which they took placebo oil.

Health Research Benefits BOTH Ends of the Leash January 25, 2024

Research to understand dog health may also benefit people at the other end of the leash.

New Researchers Tackle New Strategies for Canine Bone Cancer January 22, 2024

CHF and its donors know that bold new strategies and attracting bright minds into canine health research are needed to continue the fight against cancer and many other diseases affecting our beloved dogs.

New Treatment Strategies for Canine Mammary Tumors October 16, 2023

Updated October 2023 - New imaging techniques and a better understanding of the tumor microenvironment show promise to improve outcomes for dogs with mammary cancer.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Dachshund Update - Spring 2022 - Cushing's Syndrome April 13, 2022

Dachshunds with Cushing's Syndrome may benefit from research of targeted treatments.

Boxer Update - Spring 2022 - ARVC April 13, 2022

Discovery of second arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy gene variant in Boxers provides another testing tool.

For the Ages April 7, 2022

The Dog Aging Project has One Key Goal: To Help Your Dog and You Live Longer, Healthier Lives

GSD Update - Fall 2021 - Bloat March 28, 2022

Purina ProPlan German Shepherd Dog Update (Fall 2021) - Bloat: A Multifactorial Disease in German Shepherd Dogs

One Health: Advancing Canine and Human Health December 6, 2021

A review of the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference in Today's Breeder. (Courtesy of Purina)

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Success Stories

Novel Neurologic Disorder Characterized in Dalmatians June 20, 2022

The genetic mutation responsible for a unique neurologic disease in Dalmatian dogs was recently identified.

Genetic Test for Megaesophagus in German Shepherd Dogs May 16, 2022

The combination of a genetic mutation and sex can predict a German Shepherd Dog’s risk of being affected by CIM with 75% accuracy.

The Value of an Informed Dog Owner January 12, 2022

One owner's story about the challenges of diagnosing and treating her dog's fungal infection demonstrates why CHF places high importance on educational outreach.

New Genetic Test Helps Breeders Manage Dwarfism in Great Pyrenees July 30, 2021

The Great Pyrenees Club of America collaborated with CHF to explore the genetics underlying dwarfism in their breed.

A Clinician-Scientist Success Story July 20, 2021

Read about Clinician-Scientist Fellow Dr. Gasson and how she collaborated with her mentor, Dr. Brian Saunders, and a team at Texas A&M University to develop regenerative therapies for challenging orthopedic conditions in dogs.

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The award-winning print newsletter of the  AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.

Discoveries - Winter 2023 January 11, 2023

Dietary supplements to help treat epilepsy, 2022 awards, 2023 Clinician-Scientist Fellows, and more.

Discoveries - Fall 2022 October 12, 2022

Cruciate ligament rupture test, research benefiting the canine athlete, end of year giving, and more.

Discoveries - Summer 2022 July 13, 2022

Lyme disease, new theriogenology residents, One Health, and more

Discoveries - Spring 2022 April 13, 2022

Breast cancer research, PPCP, and more

Discoveries Winter 2022 January 12, 2022

New technologies, 2022 Clinician-Scientist Fellows, and 2021 Awards.

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