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FDA Investigating Potential Connection Between Diet and Cases of Canine Heart Disease

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not typically genetically prone to the disease. The [...]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

PennVet: Progress in Addressing a Severe Skin Disease That Affects Dogs and Humans


Think of the skin as a kind of raincoat for the inner organs. With its densely packed layers of cells and lipids, it keeps foreign substances from leaking in and keeps water from leaking out, preventing dehydration. But in certain skin disorders, this barrier breaks down, and problems arise. A particularly serious skin barrier condition [...]

July 12th, 2018 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

UC Davis: Veterinarians and Physicians Team Up to Treat Brain Malformation in Dog


Crash, a 6-year-old male German shepherd, was starting to tire more easily on his walks and seemed “spacey” and listless, according to his owners, Sally Fuess and Steve Yant from Boulder Creek, California. He also displayed signs of what were perceived as severe headaches. He would “bury” his head and squint his eyes suggesting that [...]

July 5th, 2018 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Joins AKC Canine Health Foundation to Support Canine Health Research Fellowships

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization committed to better health for all dogs, is pleased to accept a $50,000 donation from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) in support of CHF’s Clinician Scientist Fellowship Program. With this donation, OFA surpasses $500,000 in cumulative contributions to CHF over a productive 20-year partnership. The [...]

May 31st, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Auburn University Veterinary Expert: Ticks, Fleas Not Just a Seasonal Problem


Warmer weather is upon us and pet owners tend to think about tick and flea control for their dogs and cats. But according to a veterinary parasitology expert at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, this should not be just a seasonal concern. “A tick problem is not just a summer problem,” said Dr. Lindsay [...]

May 11th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Partners with IPFD in their Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative to Support Responsible Use of DNA Testing for Dog Health and Breeding

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RALEIGH, N.C. (May 9, 2018) The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) has launched Phase 1 of the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) Initiative, a free online resource designed to support owners, breeders, veterinarians, and dog health and welfare professionals in the appropriate [...]

May 10th, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,Health & Training | Read More »

Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation Continue Critical Campaign to Fight Pet Cancer


To kick off Pet Cancer Awareness Month in May, the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation announce a total of $13 million in contributions for pet cancer research and treatment since the annual campaign began in 2010. Now in its ninth year, the campaign focuses on helping families affected by pet cancer pay for treatment as well [...]

May 7th, 2018 | Posted in Health & Training,The Buzz | Read More »

PennVet: Innovative Vaccine Offers Canine Cancer Patients A Shot at a Longer, Happier Life

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By Katherine Unger Baillie Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer to affect dogs. It is a painful and aggressive disease. Affecting more than 10,000 dogs annually, predominantly larger breeds, it kills more than 85 percent within two years. Nicola Mason, a researcher and veterinarian at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, is working to put [...]

May 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Investment in New Cancer Research

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in dogs, marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month in May by investing more than $1 million in new cancer research funding for dogs. Since 1995, CHF has awarded over 209 canine cancer research grants, totaling more than $13 million. Outcomes [...]

April 25th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

PennVet: How Working Dogs are Sniffing Out Cancer


At Penn, collaboration is as ingrained in the culture as innovation. And, it turns out, some teams end up having quite the crew. One specific group—working to detect early stage ovarian cancer—maintains experts spanning obstetrics and gynecology, chemistry, physics, and veterinary care. It also includes human’s best furry friends: dogs. As part of the Center for Public [...]

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »


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