The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) was founded by the American Kennel Club on February 21, 1995 to advance the health of all dogs and their owners. Since then, CHF and its donors have invested more than $59.5 million in over 1,040 research and educational grants and canine health projects to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Already in 2021, CHF has awarded over $530,000 in grants to study oncology, musculoskeletal disease, dermatology, and more. Here's to 26 years of canine health research!
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in veterinary medicine, but it is preventable with regular dental care. The AKC Canine Health Foundation is currently funding Grant 02809: Microbial and Cytokine Signatures of Periodontitis in Dogs. Results will lead to new and more effective preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this common disease.
The 2021 Canine Health Bytes Webinar schedule is now available. These webinars feature leaders in the field of veterinary health research and offer practical advice on common health concerns. Upcoming topics include:
Established in 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation's (CHF) mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.