Portuguese Water Dog Foundation, Inc.

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A Foundation for the Future

Dedicated to the health of Portuguese Water Dogs

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Improving the quality of life & health of Portuguese Water Dogs

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to fund canine medical research focused on issues that affect the health and well-being of Portuguese Water Dogs.

Since 1998, we have approved $1.2 million in funding to health research grants that benefit the Portuguese Water Dog. Through your donations, the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation was a major contributor in the development of the DNA gene test for Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy, as well as the test for two different forms of Progressive Retinal Atrophy. The Foundation sponsors various studies on cancers, Addison’s disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Puppy Eye Syndrome, hip dysplasia as well as many other important areas of health research.

You too can make a difference and help us be able to carry on with our mission to improve the quality of life and future health of our Portuguese Water Dog companions.

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Portuguese Water Dog Foundation, Inc.

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The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation, Inc. needs your help and support to fund research to improve the quality of life and health of our Portuguese Water Dogs.

The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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Recently Funded Research

Discovery of public tumor-specific neoantigens (pTSNAs) and pTSNA-reactive T cells arisen from hotspot mutations in canine hemangiosarcoma

Researchers will build on their discovery of “hotspot” mutations (tumor mutations shared between patients with the same cancer) to see if they can identify public tumor-specific neoantigens (pTSNAs) that are thought to play a role in immune response to cancer….

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Characterization of hookworm resistance in dogs with a novel diagnostic test for early intervention

The dog hookworm is the most common worm parasite of dogs in the United States. It can cause disease, resulting in suffering and even death in both young and old dogs of all breeds. Dog hookworms can also infect humans who come into contact with hookworm larvae present in dog stool… Continue reading

Evaluation of the Effects of Diluted Sodium Hypochlorite on Skin Microbiome in Dogs with Superficial Pyoderma and Atopic Dermatitis

In canine allergies, recurrent skin infection is frequent, often requiring repeated antibiotic use. This leads to a financial burden on owners and higher risk for antibiotic resistance. Recent studies in people have shown that diluted bleach baths can help patients with allergies and skin….

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Making an Impact On the Future Health of the Breed

The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was established for the sole purpose of supporting health research for the benefit of the Portuguese Water Dog.

The Foundation followed the lead of many other breed specific groups, which have established foundations that are separate entities successfully supporting research for the health of their specific breed.

While the Foundation is not affiliated with the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, we do share a common goal – the health of the breed.

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