GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG Update – German Shepherd Dogs May Benefit from Osteosarcoma Research of Vaccine Therapy & Immune Responses
Based on radiographs and her veterinarian’s diagnosis, Julia Priest of Galt, California, believed that her 10-year-old German Shepherd Dog “Jessy” had torn the cranial cruciate ligament in her left stifle joint. The independent, rambunctious female had come limping into the house after a playful romp in the backyard. Opting for palliative care over surgery as recommended by her veterinarian, Priest began to notice a gradual diminished effect from the medications prescribed for pain and inflammation.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Celebrates Matched Donations for Hemangiosarcoma Research
November 24, 2020
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates overwhelming support for its Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative with donations matched by the American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation (AGSDCF). With more than $33,000 given by donors since October 1, 2020, the AGSDCF has now matched $100,000 in donations to CHF’s Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative as part of a three-year pledge to fight this aggressive cancer. Their dedication to supporting canine health research benefits all dogs, including German Shepherd Dogs, and makes the AGSDCF and its donors a valued partner in CHF’s work to improve the lives of dogs.
Morris Animal Foundation Announces Call for Canine Perianal Fistulas Research Proposals
October 7, 2020
Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for studies of canine perianal fistulas, a painful condition to which German shepherds are strongly predisposed, but that also affects other purebred and mixed breed dogs. The request is part of the Foundation’s Donor-Inspired Study program, which allows individual donors and foundations to directly support research topics for which they have a passion and there is a pressing need.