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Once again this year, the AKC will provide a 1-to-1 match of any cash contribution received from a new or lapsed donor in 2015 up to $500,000! Learn More!
Join us for the biennial event is hosted by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and generously sponsored by the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. Registration & Event Details
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Ticks are parasites that attach themselves to dogs, feed on blood and transmit diseases directly into the dog’s system. Learn More
Dogs have a greater diversity in body size than any other animal that walks on land. Recently researchers determined that approximately half of the weight differences seen across dog breeds can be explained by variations in and around only six genes. Studies such as this one can provide insight into some of the size differences seen in humans as well as growth-related health concerns in dogs and humans.
The gallbladder mucocele (GBM) is one of the most common, poorly understood and deadliest biliary diseases of dogs. A GBM develops when the gallbladder secretes abnormal mucus that eventually obstructs or ruptures the gallbladder. There is critical need to determine why dogs form a GBM so we can prevent the high cost and lost lives of these dogs.
Brain tumors in humans and animals are often devastating and fatal diseases. Many are not accessible to surgical removal which is the main treatment option. Likewise, chemotherapy has traditionally been ineffective because systemic delivery is prevented by the blood-brain barrier. In effort to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into brain tumors, a procedure called convection-enhanced delivery (CED) has been developed.
February 21st, 2015 marks CHF's 20th Anniversary. We are kicking off a year-long celebration to mark this milestone, reflecting on our accomplishments, recognizing those who support us, and charting our course for the future
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