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With Impressive Accuracy, Dogs Can Sniff Out Coronavirus

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Penn Vet Press Release by Katherine Baillie Many long for a return to a post-pandemic “normal,” which, for some, may entail concerts, travel, and large gatherings. But how to keep safe amid these potential public health risks? One possibility, according to a new study, is dogs. A proof-of-concept investigation published today in the journal PLOS ONE suggests [...]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Embark Veterinary Study Reveals Genetic Traits in Dog Coat and Color

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Leading company in dog genetics utilizes citizen science to discover that gene duplication contributes to specific coat patterns Embark Veterinary, a leader in dog genetics, today announced that the uniquely spotted coat of German Shorthair Pointers, Australian Cattle Dogs, and other breeds known as “roaning” is strongly associated with a genomic region on chromosome 38 [...]

April 12th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Health & Training | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Updates to Board of Directors and Scientific Review Committee

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the health of all dogs, is pleased to announce updated rosters for their Board of Directors and Scientific Review Committee. Mr. Steven Hamblin was elected treasurer of the Board of Directors. He joined the CHF Board of Directors in 2020 with a wealth of [...]

March 26th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Bloat Webinar Today!

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Sponsored by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and presented by VetVine, Canine Health Bytes is a free webinar series that offers practical advice on common health concerns as well as information on cutting-edge research to benefit all dogs. Register for this informative webinar here. The webinar is today, Wednesday, March 24th at 8:00 PM ET. Speaker, Elizabeth [...]

March 24th, 2021 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Morris Animal Foundation Partners with Elanco to Improve Understanding of Canine Osteoarthritis

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Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, is partnering with Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) to better understand the incidence and prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs using data generated by the Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain in dogs, affecting approximately 14 million [...]

March 19th, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Morris Animal Foundation Partners with the Purina Institute to Advance Knowledge of CDS

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Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, is partnering with the Purina Institute to advance the knowledge of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS), through the Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. By collecting data from the Study’s dog owners and veterinarians on signs of CDS, the two organizations are working to improve understanding of CDS [...]

March 17th, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Canine Health Bytes Webinar on Bloat – March 24, 2021

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The latest installment of Canine Health Bytes, a free webinar series sponsored by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and Presented by Vetvine, will be on March 24th 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. Speaker Elizabeth Rozanski, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVECC will discuss the following: Topic: GDV – What We Know, And What We Wish We Knew! Gastric [...]

March 11th, 2021 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Petco Foundation Funds Cancer Treatments at Cornell Vet

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As part of a long-standing partnership with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Petco Foundation is investing a $75,000 grant that subsidizes the cost of cancer treatments for dogs and cats. Since partnering with Cornell in 2016 to fight pet cancer, the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo have invested $575,000 to Cornell for [...]

March 10th, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

How You Can Help Texas Animals in Need

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By Jordan Bartel, NC State Veterinary Medicine As Texas continues to cope with the devastating impact of winter storms, millions of people and animals still lack basic necessities. Here are a few ways to directly support the veterinary community and pets in need:  Austin Pets Alive! regularly updates its website and Facebook page with requests, including financial support and supplies, [...]

February 23rd, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Study Training Dogs To Detect Prostate Cancer Gets One Paw Closer To A ‘Robotic Nose’ To Diagnose The Disease

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Observations dating back to the mid-2000s have shown that dogs can accurately sniff out early prostate and other cancers with impressive accuracy, but researchers have not known exactly what elements of scent the dogs were detecting and how they were processing the information. In a new paper published today in PLOS ONE, for the first time researchers [...]

February 18th, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

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