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January 2015

Dear dog lover:

Thanks to you, we did it! More than $500,000 was raised from new and lapsed donors in 2014, meeting the AKC Matching Challenge! 

By meeting the AKC Matching Challenge more than $1 million dollars will go toward vital canine health research that will provide better treatments, more accurate diagnosis and a deeper understand of the mechanisms that cause disease in areas such as oncology, cardiology, immunology, and musculoskeletal health.

2015 marks an exciting year in the history of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. On February 21 we will begin a year-long celebration of our 20th anniversary. This milestone would not be possible without your support and commitment to the health of dogs.

Together, we are changing the practice of veterinary medicine. Thank you again for your commitment.


Health Tracks:  Participating in Canine Health Research
Happy Dog Ready to KissCanine health researchers throughout the country are looking for dogs to help them better understand disease. In some cases you and your dog need to live close to the research institution to participate. In other cases you can participate no matter where you live. This is a great opportunity to help all dogs and make a significant impact on canine health.  Learn More.

 


Featured Grants: MircroRNAs Help Researchers Better Understand Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Disease in Dogs
Rhodesian Ridgeback on Exam TableThe AKC Canine Health Foundation, in partnership with Zoetis Inc., announces the funding of two grants that will help accelerate novel, emerging technology in canine chronic kidney disease and heart disease. These grants, awarded from a corporate collaborative Request for Proposals (RFP), aim to better understand whether MicroRNAs can be used to accurately diagnose and predict progression of renal and heart disease, and ultimately, whether they represent potential drug targets for the alleviation of disease symptoms. MicroRNAs have emerged as important regulators of genes involved in cellular proliferation and differentiation and are now implicated in development and progression of multiple disease states. Learn more.


Health Tips: Keeping Dogs' Paws Healthy 
Holding Dog PawSince dogs spend so much time running, jumping, fetching and generally romping indoors and outside, is it any wonder that having healthy paws is so important for a dog's well-being? These year-round tips will help keep your dogs' paws in tip-top shape! Learn more.

Recent Podcasts & Webinars

Nutritional Concerns for Senior and Geriatric Dogs 
with Dr. Joe Wakshlag

An Interview with Susan Lilly, New CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation 

CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Pregnancy Diagnosis
with Dr. Autumn Davidson

Periodontal Disease and Dental Health in Dogs
with Dr. Jan Bellows

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CHF Celebrates 20 Years!

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Join us as we kick off our 20th Anniversary celebrating the milestones made in canine and human health.


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Established in 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation's (CHF) mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information.  Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Zoetis, dog clubs and dog owners worldwide, CHF has dedicated more than $40 million to canine health research projects and education programs.  

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