1. The Merck Veterinary
Manual Online - This concise and reliable animal health reference has
served veterinarians and other animal health professionals for over 45
years. It is available in book form, but this is the online format:
2. The American Boxer Club (ABC) offers a wealth of information on all aspects of raising Boxers. They have an excellent section on Boxer Health that can be accessed by clicking on: http://www.americanboxerclub.org/healthtbc.html
3. The American Boxer Club also has a section on their website that deals with specific genetic diseases that affect the Boxer breed. Information on Hip Dysplasia, Thyroid Disease in Boxers, Boxer Cardiomyopathy, and Aortic / Subaortic Valvular Stenosis: AS/SAS (other heart problems) are discussed on their website at: http://www.americanboxerclub.org/genetic_diseases.html
4. VeterinaryPartner.com - Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety? VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.
5. The American Veterinary Medical Association
General Illnesses and Diseases: http://www.avma.org/careforanimals/animatedjourneys/pethealth/pethealth.asp
Canine Illnesses and Diseases: http://www.avma.org/careforanimals/animatedjourneys/pethealth/canine.asp
6. A listing of Over the Counter Medicines for humans that have now been approved for pets. Dogs and cats can benefit from the same treatments you take for everything from heartburn and indigestion to pain and arthritis: http://allsands.com/Pets/medicinepetssi_tq_gn.htm
7. Many things in your home may be poisonous to your pets. Dogs, cats, and other animals are curious. They like to lick and chew. This places your pets at risk of being poisoned. You can help keep your pets safe by storing and using poisons safely. Be aware of these common poisons in and around your home: http://www.georgiapoisoncenter.org/pets_and_poisons.html
8. The Senior Dogs Project provides specific information on how to care for an older dog. It is very informative and can be seen at: http://www.srdogs.com/Pages/care.fr.html
9. The Canine Encyclopedia is a
concise explanation of health care problems: http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/deindex.html
For more information see the the cat and dog sites at www.vetinfo.com
10. Healthypet -- your link
for healthy pets. We are the American Animal Hospital Association, an
organization of more than 27,000 veterinary care providers committed to giving
you excellence in small animal care. You can count on AAHA for accurate,
up-to-date, and entertaining information. We know your pet is an important
member of your family. We will help you make the most of the relationship
between you and your pet.
11. Information on Owning and Training Deaf
12. This is the
only dedicated animal poison control hotline in the world manned by
veterinarians, not telephone operators. The number is staffed 24/7.
(888) 4ANI-HELP or (888) 426-4435
13. Animal Rights Online Veterinary Resources WebSite
14. Red Cross Pet First Aid Course http://www.redcross.org/article/0,1072,0_312_2541,00.html
is presented to you as a free pet care resource by
16. A list of human medications and amounts to give to your pets. http://animalsunlimited.net/meds.htm
Specific Ailments or Medications
ACEPROMAZINE - http://groups.msn.com/ShowBoxers/acepromazinewarning.msnw http://www.jlhweb.net/BOSS/ace.htm
Lyme Disease - http://www.thepetcenter.com/gen/lyme.html
Giardia - http://www.priory.com/vet/giardia.htm
Bloat - http://www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm
An Alternative to the Elizabethan Collar - http://www.bitenot.com/
Diarrhea - New Kaopectate® may be harmful to your pets. - Kaopectate®,
the diarrhea medication for humans, is also effectively used for cats and dogs.
However, Kaopectate's® new formulation contains bismuth subsalicylate, an
aspirin derivative that may be harmful to some dogs and deadly to cats.
Kaopectate® is sometimes given several times a day for 3 days for symptomatic
treatment in cats. If given at the same dose, the amount of aspirin equivalent
in the extra-strength Kaopectate® is toxic to some cats.
This new Kaopectate® caplet is scheduled to be shipped no later than April 2004, but the liquid version is already on the retail shelves. The "old" Kaopectate®, containing attapulgite, may still be available for a while. Exercise caution and check the label and/or look for generic formulas containing the attapulgite or kaolin pectin.
Keep in mind that the human "over-the-counter" drugs are exactly that --- for humans. Formulation changes may be beneficial to humans but dangerous to pets. Consult your family veterinarian before giving your pets any non-prescription drugs. Magnolia Animal Hospital
Degenerative Myelopathy -
"Dealing with Degenerative
The University of Missouri has "recently discovered a (DNA) mutation that can greatly increase a dog's risk of developing degenerative myelopathy." This study is exciting and they hope to find a way to slow or halt the progress of the condition in affected dogs and maybe even humans! They are currently accepting samples to be tested for the mutation. The testing is free in dogs that meet their criteria. The sample can be as simple as a tube of blood taken by your veterinarian. The implications of this research are far reaching and very important for future generations. This is a debilitating and devastating condition that is ultimately fatal. This link will take you to the University's study website where you can find tons of information on DM and on submitting samples
Mange - DEMODECTIC MANGE IN DOGS
Mast Cell Tumors
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