this page updated
Monday, September 16, 2013
- Advances in Hemangiosarcoma Treatment - Improvements in diagnosis and therapy of HSA have been slowly emerging, and new therapeutic opportunities are on the horizon.
Cancer - symptoms and options and a Greyhound's story
Tutorial - by Dr. Maureen McKenzie
- Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium - The CHCC will take advantage of new genetic resources and technologies that have been developed at Van Andel Research Institute to develop genetic screens, diagnostic tests, and treatments for hereditary canine cancers as well as gain insight into the biology of human disease.
Lymphoma - from the Veterinary Information Service
- Genetics of Canine Cancer - by Jaime F. Modiano, PhD, Center for Cancer Causation and Prevention, AMC Cancer Research Center
- from the Encyclopedia of Canine Veterinary Information
with Canine Lymphoma - the story of Clondike,
an elderly Great Pyrenees bitch who developed lymphoma
late in life and beat it
Canine Cancer Foundation - a nationwide,
contribution funded, not-for-profit corporation, that has committed
to its contributors, that funds will go directly to the scientist
studying cancer in dogs
- OncoPet - cancer diagnostic testing
Drug Study - study of treatments for osteosarcoma,
concentrating on the Irish Wolfhound
- <NEW> Studies Have Linked Lawn Pesticides with Canine Malignant Lymphoma - A study reveals a link between canine malignant lymphoma and professionally applied lawn pesticides.
Cancer Society - information on research trials and
FEEDING / FOODS
- BalanceIt - create homemade pet food for your healthy adult pet or buy Balance IT® supplements
the Best Dog Food for the Money - cost per feeding and
the energy values in foods
Specific Feeding and Nutrition - addressing the issue
of dog breed specific nutritional requirements, definitions
for wording used on dog food labels, AAFCO testing of dog food
and alternatives to feeding your dog a commercial all-breed
dog food - by William Cusick
Canine Vitamin Advisor - "intended to provide individualized
suggestions of vitamin and herb supplements for generally healthy
Eat Dog - What's Inside the Food We Feed - by Frenchie
breeder Carol Gravestock-Taylor
- Dog Food Analysis - The purpose of DFA remains that of providing an assessment of the various commercial foods available, based on the product information provided by the manufacturers.
Dog Food Comparison Charts - compiled by a Doberman
breeder, this site provides information on commercial dog foods;
also information on raw feeding
Food Ingredients - Definitions - AAFCO definitions of
items food in dog food
Dry Dog Food Comparison Charts - lists protein and fat
%, the first 3 ingredients and preservatives of many popular
brands of kibble; kcals also provided on some brands
Garlic and Onions - from the Petdiets.com web site's
FAQ; the connection between anemia and garlic/onions
Sighthounds - article by Greyhound breeder Laurie
Soutar on raw diet for the sighthound
the Canine Athlete for Optimum Performance - an article
by Dr. Robert Gillette, from the American Canine Sports Medicine
Nutrition for Companion Carnivores - an article on feeding
the BARF diet; by Betty Lewis, RVT, Dr. A. N.
- <NEW> One Protein Dog and Cat Owners Should Steer Clear Of - it's probably time for a closer look at what soy is, the health problems it can create, why it's used by so many pet food manufacturers … and why you shouldn't feed it to your dog or cat.
Pet Food - 10 "Secrets" - "10 Secrets
Pet Food Companies Don't Want You to Know"
Practical Canine Nutrition - information to make informed
choices; by Margaret Muns, DVM
of Nutrition to Developmental Skeletal Disease in Young Dogs
- from Veterinary Clinical Nutrition; "Of the nutritional
components, rate of growth, specific nutrients, food amounts
consumed, and feeding methods influence skeletal disease."
Your Dog Eat BARF? - article from the VetCentric
website regarding the raw foods diet
Truth in Advertising - not all nutraceuticals live up
to their claims
to Feed Borzoi - an article on breed specific feeding,
by William Cusick
in Your Pet's Food Dish? - by Trina Nowak, B.Sc.Agr.,
What's Really in Pet Food - report from the Animal Protection
HOLISTIC CARE / EASTERN MEDICINE
Disease (Hypoadrenocortism) - from the Encyclopedia
of Canine Veterinary Medical Information
in Sighthounds - article by Mitchell Kornett, DVM; from
the SCOA website
in the Greyhound - information on various anesthetics
and their effects
- Autoimmune Diseases - Immune system failures are a serious threat to your dog's health
Hemolytic Anemia - Meisha's Hope webpage
- information on this potentially devastating fungal disease
- <NEW> Blastomycosis in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention - Blastomycosis is a relatively rare, but potentially fatal fungal infection caused by the pathogen Blastomyces dermatitidis.
Bleeding Disorders (Treatment) - article by Dr. Jean
Confidence in a Shy or Omega Dog - article explores
"ways to help build confidence in a dog that is shy or
scares easily, as well as dogs that may not be shy, but are
on the bottom rung of the hierarchy ladder"
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia - "much attention has
been given recently to AIHA due to evidence linking the process
of vaccinating with the manifestation of this sometimes life-threatening
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia - a chronicle of Meisha,
a terrier who survived for many years after her diagnosis with
Canine Epilepsy Research - Canine Epilepsy Project is
a collaborative study into the causes of epilepsy in dogs. It
is supported by grants from the AKC Canine Health Foundation
(CHF), individual breed clubs and private donations.
Epilepsy Resource Center - home of the Epil-K9 list,
whose purpose is to discuss canine epilepsy and seizures; site
also has many links for epilepsy information
- Canine Leptospirosis - The goal of this presentation is to review the recent epidemiological and clinical data on canine leptospirosis. Additionally, the elements making this disease a persisting challenge for clinicians and researchers will be discussed.
Longevity Project - a research study being conducted
by the Michigan University College of Veterinary Medicine; follow
this link to enter information regarding your dog
CDC - Center for Disease Control - a link to their Division
of Parasitic Diseases
in the Canine - a study intended to provide epidemiological
information about the incidence of the behavior in the canine
Canines - is your dog fit or fat?
Disease (Hyperadrenocortism) - information from the
Textbook of Veterinary Medicine, 1995. (requires a PDF
- Degenerative Myelopathy:Genome-wide association analysis reveals a SOD1 mutation in canine degenerative myelopathy that resembles amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease prevalent in several dog breeds.
Erlichiosis - information on this tick-borne disease
Heatstroke - article on heatstroke prevention and treatment,
by Dr Henry De Boer, Jr
Immune System and Disease Resistance - article
by Dr W Jean Dodds, DVM
Parasites - a listing of common intestinal parasites
from the Veterinary Information Service
- <NEW> Is the Kennel Cough Vaccine a Wise Choice for Your Dog? - With more than a dozen canine vaccines to choose from figuring out which ones your dog truly needs can be a challenge.
(Portosystemic) Shunt - information regarding this
congenital problem, from a Maltese website
- the Misbehavior of Organisms - interesting article from 1961 first published in American Psycholgist
- Parasite/Disease Maps - view reported occurances of various diseases including Lyme, Erlichia, and Heartworm.
FAQs - faqsheet compiled from a variety of internet
Parvovirus - one of the more in-depth articles on this
- <NEW> Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders, study finds - "If you think your mixed-breed pup is naturally hardier than the neighbor’s purebred, you may want to think again."
- <NEW> Pyometra: This Life-Threatening Condition Could Kill Your Dog Within 48 Hours - Pyometra is a uterine disease that occurs most often in intact female dogs six years or older that have never been pregnant.
Syndrome - article by Lyn Johnson, DVM, from the
English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association website
Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia and and Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
in Dogs - notes from Joanne Dickson
Umbilical Hernias - differentiating between a "true
hernia" and a "delayed closure"; from the BreederVet
- Umbilical Hernias in Dogs - article from Dogs In Review magazine
- Understanding Transmission of Infection by Ticks and New Strategies for Control
Willebrand's Disease - By Linda Aronson, DVM, BCCA
Health Committee; from the Beardie Bulletin
- <NEW> When Good Discs Go Bad - Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a condition in which a disc develops a problem and the material inside escapes into the spinal column, ultimately causing pain, nerve damage, and even paralysis.
a Post-Mortem Exam? - the importance of utilizing
Animal Poison Control Center - features a monthly column,
veterinary abstracts and manuscripts on the subjects of toxins;
they also have a call center
Poisonous Plants - from Cornell University - "a
growing reference that includes plant images, pictures of affected
animals and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry,
toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals
by plants and other natural flora"
- from the AVMA - a listing of common small animal poisons
- <NEW> 3 Puppy Vaccination Mistakes: Too Early, Too Often, Too Much - Vaccine manufacturers are constantly trying to improve the safety of vaccines, but there will always be an inherent danger when injecting pharmaceutical products, along with their toxic chemicals, into puppies. Article from Dogs Naturally magazine.
Vaccination Protocol (2007) - Dr. Jean Dodds'
protocol for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable
Fixer - website of Dr. Bob Rogers, a Texas vet who promotes
the newer view regarding vaccination protocols. His website
is a wealth of information and advice regarding vaccinating
- Ischemic Skin Disease - Vasculitis can result from rabies or lepto vaccine reaction, i.e. a manifest result of vaccinosis. Size and breed can affect severity and susceptibility.
Animal Vaccination Protocol - from the University
of Colorado Veterinary Teaching Hospital
and Vaccinosis - Wendy Volhard discusses overvaccination
and the potential for vaccinosis
Vaccines: Potential Problems - article by Wendy Volhard
and Kerry Brown, DVM on the possible problems of vaccines; includes
a recommended vaccination schedule; difference between killed
virus and modified live vaccines
- article with Dr. Richard Pitcairn discussing chronic disease
as a result of overvaccination