DOGS: DISORDERS AND DISABILITIES
- Epilepsy in Dogs and Cats http://purelypets.com/articles/epilepsyarticle.htm – natural remedies from a pet nutritionist
- Epilepsy links from Nicki Hughes:
- Canine Epilepsy www.canineepilepsysupport.co.uk
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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, email@example.com 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
- Syringomeyelia – a neurological disease affecting Cavalier King Charles Spaniels http://www.thecavalierclub.co.uk/health/syringo.html Brought to our attention by Bet Hargreaves, a long time DAC member and researcher into Cavalier pedigrees. Bet’s work is acknowledged with gratitude by research vets Rusbridge and Knowles (Vet Record July 26 2003)
- More support forums for Cavaliers: http://cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/index.php, http://www.cavalierhealth.co.uk/forums
- 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:
- Also a group for Support and information http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ArnoldChiari_dogs/
GENERAL SUPPORT AND INFORMATION
- This is a Bernese Mountain Dog site, but has the most incredible collection of health links that I have come across anywhere! Nicki Hughes. http://www.bestbeau.ca/bmd_health_links_2.htm
- Cavalier Connection http://www.ckcs.com/ Meeting place for owners of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
- Border Collie Veterinary Information http://www.bordercollie.org/vet.html
- Pet Forums: RL : http://www.petforumz.com/Dog-Health-forum-28.html
A forum about dog health, allowing you to view multiple dog health posts. Post your dog health comments here.
- Dizzy and Bertie’s Deaf Dogs site http://www.deafk9.com/
- American Dog Trainers Network http://inch.com/~dogs/deaf-blind.html — Deaf Dogs, Blind Dogs and Three-legged dogs.
- Dalmatian Rescue http://www.dalrescue.com/deaf.html Links for Those with Deaf Dogs
- Training a Deaf Dog http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9576/trainer.html
- DDEAF http://www.deafdogs.org/ – The Deaf Dog Education Action Fund
- A site for Boxer dogs, find out about white boxers here http://www.kateconnick.com/links_boxer.html
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) http://www.netpets.com/dogs/healthspa/pra.html
- Owners of Blind dogs http://www.blinddogs.com/blind_dogs.htm
- What About Daisy http://twitter.com/whataboutdaisy/ a site about rearing a deaf blind dog. Twitter http://twitter.com/whataboutdaisy/
- Lethal Whites: http://lethalwhitesuk.webs.com/ Phone number: 0790 3000 322 This is about the impact of coat colour on health. Lee’s site intro says ‘So just what are Lethal Whites? They are dogs born disabled as a result of a merle-to-merle mating.’
- Links about CDRM http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dmroster/
- Spanna’s site http://www.spanna.homestead.com/ – take a look at information that might help find what’s best for your dog
- See Doggon’ Wheels for cart and walking support information. They make carts for rabbits too and there’s a rep in the UK.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, please contact him. Leslie and Eddie Grinnell
- A site specially for German Shepherds http://www.gsdsrus.freeserve.co.uk/ – ‘There’s no such thing as a problem dog, only a dog with a problem.’ Take a look also at the page on Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (Epi). This condition is prevalent in Gsds, and is now being discovered in a lot of the middle to larger working breeds. www.gsdsrus.freeserve.co.uk/epistuff.html Other sites carry information about EPI too – this is VetCentric http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=96&COLLECTION=EncycIllness&MODE=full and this is Cheetah’s site http://www.ellsbury.com/cheetahfaqs.htm
- This condition is prevalent in Gsds, and is now being discovered in a lot of the middle to larger working breeds. www.gsdsrus.freeserve.co.uk/epistuff.html Other sites carry information about EPI too – this is VetCentric http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=96&COLLECTION=EncycIllness&MODE=full and this is Cheetah’s site http://www.ellsbury.com/cheetahfaqs.htm
- Bath Cats and Dogs Home www.bathcatsanddogshome.co.uk Bath Cats & Dogs Home – Registered charity no. 205594
- Battersea Dogs’ Home http://www.dogshome.org/ Battersea Park Road, South West London. 020 7622 3626. They rehome cats as well but Sssh!
- Border Collie Trust http://www.bordercollietrustgb.org.uk/ GB Rugely, Staffs. 01889 577058
- Bridledown rescue: I am responsible for the rehoming of the stray and unwanted dogs that come to our kennels, and for what ever reason are left unclaimed for 8 days. We take in all these dogs in the East Kent area of the UK. Thankfully most are reclaimed by their owners, however, those left unclaimed are put up for rehoming, we have a non-destruct policy here at Bridledown so dogs stay here until a suitable home is found for them. We do not have charity status, and I was enquiring as to whether you would be willing to put a link to our site from yours? The site address is: http://www.chancepixies.com/rehome.htm The ‘rescue’ kennels name is Bridledown.
- CARE Dog Rescue, a small family run non-profit organisation dedicated to rehoming dogs. Some dogs are direct from their original home and some are strays picked up by the warden. We rehome about 125 dogs a year without kennels. CARE use foster homes to keep the dogs until a suitable home is found. A donation is requested for each rehomed dog to help pay for vets fees and other expenses. Please call us to discuss the right dog for you. Phone 01493 653 955 website www.care-uk.com
- Cowtown Pets http://www.cowtownpets.org/ a US-based organisation that celebrates rescue animals. Twitter http://twitter.com/cowtownpets/
- Cheltenham Dogs http://twitter.com/cheltenhamdogs/
- Daneline – Great Dane Rescue www.daneline.co.uk
- Dogs Trust http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/ – was National Canine Defence League
- 4Bulldogs http://www.4bulldogs.com/ a site about and for bulldogs. Twitter http://twitter.com/4thebulldogs/
- Gables Farm Dogs’ and Cats’ Home www.gablesfarm.org.uk
- Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association http://www.gawa.org.uk/
- Great Dane Adoption Society http://www.danes.org.uk/ – for all giant breeds. Long Compton, Warwickshire. 01608 684004
- Great Dane Rescue www.greatdanerescue.co.uk
- Greyhound Awareness League – www.gal.org.uk
- GIN – Greyhounds in Need www.greyhoundsinneed.f9.co.uk
- Greyhound Friends – 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA, (near Boston) USA. Tel 01748 508 435 5969. Email: email@example.com Web www.greyhound.org
- Greyhound Rescue Wales www.greyhoundrescuewales.co.uk
- Grinshill Animal Rescue Centre – cats and dogs http://www.grinshillanimalrescue.co.uk/
- I Love Rescue Animals! http://iloverescueanimals.org/a site celebrating rescue animals and welfare organisations everywhere. Twitter http://twitter.com/RescueAnimals/
- Lizzie’s Barn Sanctuary – dogs www.lizziesbarn.dogpages.org.uk
- Manchester Dogs’ Home http://www.dogshome.net/ 0161 205 2874
- Many Tears Rescue http://www.freewebs.com/manytearsrescue/index.htm – for dogs, run by Bill and Sylvia
- ODD Dogs Home (Old, Disabled, Discarded). These DIYAs (Do it Yourself Activists) are in Bangalore, India. DIYA@yahoogroups.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- P.A.W.S. dog helpline www.paws.dogpages.org.uk
- People and Dogs Society – www.gurney.co.uk/pads
- Pound Puppy Animal Rescue – mostly dogs. Tel 01202 623078 Email: email@example.com Web: www.ppar.dogrescue.net
- RAW (Royston Animal Welfare) – dogs and cats. www.animalraw.freeserve.co.uk
- Retired Greyhound Trust http://www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk/ Worcester Park, Surrey. 0870 444 0673
- Rescue Dogs UK http://www.rescue-dogs.co.uk/ These people are very twittery! http://twitter.com/rescuedogsuk/
- Suffolk Animal Rescue – cats and dogs mostly. 5, Cherry Tree Lane,
Debenham. IP14 6QT www.suffolkanimalrescue.org email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Valgrays Border Collie and Animal Rescue. charity no. 1088503. based in Warlingham, surrey. founded in 1978. if you need any further info please do not hesitate to contact us. email@example.com 01883624513 Val Phillips