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The Auburn Dog: The World’s Most Advanced Mobile Detection System

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Man’s best friend has long been known as the perfect companion. In exchange for food, water and a pat on the head, a dog will love and defend its owner. Auburn University’s pioneering, collaborative research is enhancing the capabilities of dogs to protect us by their detection of hazardous substances. The Auburn Dog™ is internationally recognized as [...]

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

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Theriogenology Program Receives Resident Support from AKC

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For a third time since its association with the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Canine Health Foundation and the Theriogenology Foundation have funded a residency program in companion animal theriogenology. In a recent announcement, the AKC has awarded a $100,000 grant to support a third residency in Auburn’s theriogenology [...]

September 4th, 2018 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Canine Health Foundation & VetVine Present Free Webinar – “Crash, Boom, Bang: Updates on Canine Noise Phobia Treatments”

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and VetVine have teamed up to offer a series of live webinars featuring leaders in the field of veterinary health research that offer practical advice on common health concerns as well as information on cutting-edge research to benefit all dogs. Mark your calendar for next week’s free webinar “Crash, [...]

August 30th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

FDA Approves NexGard For The Prevention of Infections That Cause Lyme Disease in Dogs

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Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, received approval from the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand the label claims for NexGard(afoxolaner), the chewable flea and tick product that is preferred by dogs.1  The product is now approved to prevent Borrelia burgdorferi infections by killing Ixodes scapularis ticks (commonly referred to as black-legged ticks or deer ticks), vectors that transmit the [...]

August 28th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

UF Veterinary Medical Scientist Receives National Award to Support Research of Diabetes in Dogs

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Allison O’Kell, D.V.M., a small animal internal medicine specialist and clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health in support of her studies relating to canine diabetes. The five-year grant, known as a K08, will support [...]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Canine Health Foundation & VetVine Present Free Webinar – IMHA: Underlying Disease Screening in Dogs

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The AKC Health Foundation and VetVine are presenting a free live webinar titled “Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA): Underlying Disease Screening in Dogs. What Should I Be Looking For?” on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM. This event will feature Linda Kidd, DVM, PhD, DACVIM. Dr. Kidd will review that Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia is a [...]

August 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

National Check The Chip Day – August 15th – A Reminder To Update Pets’ Microchip Registry Information

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Microchips for pets are becoming nearly as common as traditional ID tags to help locate lost pets and reunite them with their owners. But while these chips have proven to be highly effective, they can be useless if not registered properly and updated with the owners’ current information. To help remind pet owners of the [...]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Joint Collaboration to Fight Aggressive Form of Canine Cancer

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an ongoing matched funding opportunity for their Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative. In 2018, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has matched donations made to CHF’s hemangiosarcoma research initiative up to $250,000. Thanks to the generosity of many dog clubs and individuals who share CHF’s passion to beat this deadly disease, CHF [...]

August 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

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

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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 »

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