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January 2016

Dear Dog Lover:

Thank you! With the support of dog lovers like you, CHF successfully met the AKC Match Challenge, raising over $500,000 from new and lapsed donors in 2015! We are grateful to all who made a donation or who shared the opportunity with a friend. By working together and uniting in our shared commitment to help improve the health of all dogs, we are making a real difference!

We have several exciting health initiatives in the works for 2016 including tick-borne disease, reproduction, and epilepsy. Please check our website regularly, and follow us on social media to be one of the first to learn about these initiatives as they are unveiled.

As always, we are grateful for your support and for all you do to help dogs live longer, healthier lives!

Here's to a great 2016!


Canine Influenza

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Canine influenza, or dog flu, made headlines in the spring of 2015 and was a real concern to many dog owners. Learn more about what researchers know about canine influenza and how you can reduce the risk to your dogs. Find out more >>>

 

 

 


Degenerative Myelopathy

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Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that affects multiple breeds of dog. DM is an adult-onset disease that manifests at the later stages of life. It is characterized by progressive weakness and inability to control hind limbs, ultimately leading to involvement of forelimbs and complete paralysis. Learn more about how you can support research that aims to improve and extend quality of life for dogs diagnosed with DM. Learn more and support this grant >>>

 


Dental Health

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February is Dental Health month. Just like in humans, oral health can offer clues to overall health in dogs. Learn more about periodontal disease and dental health in dogs in this podcast with Dr. Jan Bellows. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript>>> 

 

 


Itchy Dogs

Labrador Retriever Rolling - CroppedIn this webinar, listen to Dr. Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MANZCVS, DACVD, Senior Veterinary Specialist at Zoetis, discuss why dogs itch, what you can do to help reduce skin irritation, treatment options, and suggestions for improving the quality of life for dogs with chronic skin disease. *Register for free and watch on demand >>>

*The Itchy Dogs webinar is produced in partnership with VetVine. The link will take you the VetVine website.



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. 

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