Altogether, you've made it possible for us to fund 46 grants totaling over $3.6 million this year! These projects will span several years, and we need your continued support!
Please keep the AKC Canine Health Foundation in your year-end giving plans. Donate now, attend an upcoming event, or consider one of the new ways to help listed at the right.
Health Tracks: Persistence in Research
Together our mission is to prevent, treat and cure canine disease, and we have been persistent in our efforts. The character trait of persistence is shared across research in general, from organizations that fund the research, to the investigators that do the research, to all the donors who have invested in our mission. To understand the challenges of research we reached out to several researchers to ask how they persevere to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.Find out more.
Featured Grant: Treating Heart Failure in Dogs Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm abnormality in dogs. This condition affects all dog breeds and frequently coexists with heart failure. Atrial fibrillation may be managed by administering drugs to slow heart rate. Researchers will evaluate dogs with naturally occurring atrial fibrillation and heart failure for their responsiveness to two drugs. They will evaluate the effectiveness of the drugs alone and in combination to determine the best course of treatment for extending the lives of dogs with heart failure. Learn more about this grant.
Health Tips: Eye Health Eye disease can have painful and irreparable effects on dogs’ health and quality of life. However, many eye conditions are treatable with a high rate of success if they are diagnosed early. Careful observation, routine veterinary evaluation, and prompt attention to changes are the keys to maintaining canine vision and comfort. Learn More.
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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.