DOGS: RESCUE AND RESOURCES

DOGS: DISORDERS AND DISABILITIES

EPILEPSY

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HEART DISEASE

  • Heart Disease – see http://www.heartydog.co.uk/index.shtml for information. Bear in mind that this is a drug company site (Novartis) and so there’s significant product placement but the information looks good and you can make your own mind up about medication.

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CARTS AND WHEELS

  • dogMOBILE http://www.dogmobile-online.com/ – make carts for dogs. UK based. Can accommodate cats too.
  • Doggon’ Wheels http://www.doggon-uk.com/ make wheelchairs for dogs (and cats) along with a whole range of support products. Based in Woolhampton Uk, phone 0118 971 2990 or email chalek9@freegratis.net
  • DogsWheels: http://www.dogswheels.com Jim Colla: We are a new company operating out of London making wheels for animals. If you care to put a link to us from your site we would love to put a link to yours. We manufacturer lightweight aluminium wheelchairs with bearing wheels that turn very easily so as not to put strain on the animal. All wheelchairs are custom made to fit the animal. Hitherto UK made carts have tended to be made from mild steel with plain wheels that become difficult to turn.
  • Eddie’s Wheels – carts for dogs (and cats) http://www.eddieswheels.com/ Based in US, there’s an international link page for the UK and Japan. Please visit our website to see the full range of disabilities that we address with our carts – front leg issues, amputees, scoliosis, quad carts. We also offer the best warranty in the business. We have a rep in London, jim.colla@lineone.net if you have any questions, please contact him. Leslie and Eddie Grinnell
  • K-9 Carts http://www.k9carts.com/ – more wheels and other appliances including nursing care products to help with improved hygiene and increased mobility. Including water beds, the K9catchall and the K9Protectapet.
  • Dogs Wheels: this is a new company operating out of London making wheels for animals.  They manufacturer lightweight aluminium wheelchairs with bearing wheels that turn very easily so as not to put strain on the animal. All wheelchairs are custom-made to fit the animal. Hitherto UK made carts have tended to be made from mild steel with plain wheels that become difficult to turn. http://www.dogswheels.com

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NEUROLOGICAL

  • From Nicki Hughes: Syringomyelia it doesn’t just affect Cavaliers. To date, dogs of the following breeds have been diagnosed: Boston Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, French Bulldog, Griffon Bruxellois, King Charles Spaniel, Maltese Terrier, Pomeranian, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. There are another couple of websites about the condition:

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GENERAL SUPPORT AND INFORMATION

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DEAFNESS

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BLIND DOGS

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CDRM

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PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY

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DOGS RESCUE

10 thoughts on “DOGS: RESCUE AND RESOURCES

  1. Hi there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using? I’m looking to
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  2. My French bulldog had 2 pups a few weeks ago, I’ve just discovered that one of them is disabled, she will never b able to walk, the vets want me to put her to sleep but there’s no way I could do that as she is perfect apart from back legs. My problem is where can I find a loving home for her as I work and wouldn’t have the time to give her the care she will need. So I would be forever greatful if u could point me in the right direction in finding her a great home. I live in northern Ireland.
    Look forward to your reply
    Adrian cooke

  3. Dear Disabled Animals’ Club,

    I am a research professor from the Canine Cognition Laboratory here at Illinois State University. Our laboratory is currently investigating and identifying canine behavioral problems as well as positive behaviors, in dogs with and without disabilities. To do this, we are using a modified version of the questionnaire known as the C-BARQ (Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire). This is a diagnostic tool for identifying canine behavior problems. The C-BARQ has been extensively tested for reliability (how well it gets the same results for the same dog) and validity (how accurately it detects behavioral problems).

    We have posted our online version of the C-BARQ (link will be inserted), and are seeking help to increase the number of dogs in our database. We are very interested in having dogs that are blind, have low vision, are deaf, have hearing loss, or both. We are also interested in having normal dogs of the same breed, so we can compare behavioral traits across dogs with and without disabilities.

    http://tinyurl.com/deafblinddogs

    The questionnaire takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Participants will then be able to click on a separate link to enter their name into a database of individuals to contact once the results have been analyzed. We will not provide individual dog’s scores, as we are interested in the behavior of dogs across the different groups and not an individual dog. We, of course, are willing to provide the results of our study to your site as well.

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact me via email at vfdouga@ilstu.edu.

    Please feel free to share and cross-post this information.

    Thank you.

    Valeri Farmer-Dougan, Ph.D.
    Canine Cognition Laboratory
    Department of Psychology
    Illinois State University
    vfdouga@ilstu.edu
    309-438-4554

  4. we would like to come and have a look to see u got any nice little dog we can bring home i have twin girls and thet are very loving and would love to give a dog a home i live at fitzwilliam pontefract thankyou hope to hear from you soon xx

    • Hello Janey
      I’m afraid we don’t have a rescue service but there are probably places in your area that do. Try the Dogs’ Trust first, or look in your local directory for a small charity that needs some support and would welcome your wish to find a small dog.
      Good luck
      Suzanne

  5. Thanks for listing Eddie’s Wheels here. Jim Colla is no longer our rep in the UK. We refer folks to Angela Griffiths at Greyfriars Hydrotherapy for fittings. We also deal with our UK customers directly over the internet and by phone.

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