AKC Canine Health Foundation Spreads the Word about Preventing, Treating, and Curing Diseases in All Dogs

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, continued to share information on important scientific research and its beneficial impact at community outreach events throughout the country in April. As part of its efforts, the Foundation addressed meetings of the Cary Kennel Club, the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs, and the Houston Kennel Club on health issues related to each specific club’s interests, sharing details on new resources and scientific progress.

“There are so many dog clubs and organizations across the country with whom we collaborate working together to improve the health of all dogs,” Lilly said, adding, “Health in dogs has to be first and foremost; our donors love their dogs and invest in that passion by supporting the Canine Health Foundation.”

The Foundation bridges the gap between veterinary research and dog lovers by raising funds to support canine health research regardless of breed, Lilly explained, leveraging the power of science and research to provide reliable, trustworthy canine health resources, many of which are published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at scientific conferences; outreach to dog community stakeholders; and promoting canine health to a new breed of dog owner via social media campaigns and informative, professional online resources like fact sheets, webinars, and podcasts available on the Foundation’s website, www.akcchf.org.

At the Houston Kennel Club event, Lilly was able to share information on the Foundation’s resources and successes over the past 20 years with attendees, several of whom have dogs who were or are participating in some of the organization’s studies and clinical trials.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation raises funds to support over $1 million per year in new canine health research grants. This research has led to numerous breakthroughs in disease prevention and treatment in the areas of behavior, epilepsy, cancer, cardiology, musculoskeletal injuries and disease, and bloat, among others. Currently, over 100 active research projects are being supported by funds raised by the Foundation from corporate donors, dog clubs, and dog lovers throughout the U.S.

Donations to support the Foundation’s canine health research can be made by calling 1-888-682-9696 or visiting the AKC Canine Health Foundation website www.akcchf.org/donate.

About the AKC Canine Health Foundation
The Raleigh, NC-based AKC Canine Health Foundation is in its 20th year of leveraging the power of science and research to improve the lives of dogs and their people. The Foundation is dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases impacting all dogs while providing unbiased, professional information and resources for a new breed of dog owner. Take action because you care; find out more online at www.akcchf.org.