Our Work with Dogs

Some of Our Studies

From Tip to Tail

Canine Studies

Veterinary advances for dogs

Since 1950, we have invested over $44 million in more than 1,000 canine health studies. We’ve contributed to early research that contributed to the parvovirus vaccine and development of genetic tests for heart diseases, eye diseases and seizure disorders. We also are at the forefront of funding cancer studies in dogs, including hemangiosarcoma, lymphoma and osteosarcoma.

Dog people get it. Life just wouldn’t be the same without these devoted, loving and funny members of our family. So, you want them to have the longest, healthiest lives possible. And so do we.

canine studies funded
89 million
dogs helped in the United States alone

This Foundation-led groundbreaking study is the largest and most comprehensive prospective study ever undertaken in veterinary medicine. The study, funded and managed by the Foundation, will help identify risk factors associated with development of cancer and other major diseases in dogs.

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Linking Acute Chronic Diarrhea to Changes in the Gut Microbiome and Disease

Researchers will investigate the impact of acute diarrhea on microbes that reside in the gut of dogs and how these episodes disrupt the gut’s equilibrium and contribute to any long-lasting impact on gut health.

Help Our Best Friends Have Long, Healthy Lives

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