Canine research focuses on the health and well-being of dogs as well as the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Dogs participating in the studies may be selected from patients treated at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital or invited separately for the study. Participation in the surveys is always voluntary and requires permission from the owner. Many studies also require healthy dogs, which are always invited separately for research projects. By participating in the study, your dog can help us to understand the causes of the diseases, to develop diagnostic methods, and find new treatments.