BMD Health Links 9


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 SPAY & NEUTER 
Canine Neuter FAQ by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Dog Neuter by Long Beach Animal Hospital 
Early Sterilization Surgery
by Norma Bennett Woolf
Gonadectomy in Immature Dogs: Effects on skeletal, physical, and behavioral development ( PubMed abstract of study by  Salmeri, Bloomberg,  Scruggs, and Shille)
Neutering Male Dogs - The Benefits in Dogs by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Short-term Results and Complications of Prepubertal Gonadectomy in Cats and Dogs
 (PubMed abstract of study by LM Howe)
To Neuter or Not to Neuter? by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM
Spaying Dogs - Why it's a Good Idea by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
To Neuter or Not to Neuter-by Pamela A. Davol  
Why All Female Dogs Should be Spayed by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center




 AGING & GERIATRICS 
Changes in Behavior Associated With Aging in Dogs
 by Sgt Ron Gendron and Debra Horwitz, DVM Veterinary Behavior Consultant
Dogs and the Aging Process by Nancy Kay, DVM
Overview of the Aging Process by John C. Cargill and Susan Thorpe-Vargas
Taking Care of an Older Dog by Norma Bennett Woolf
Older Dog Health Care by Smith & Foster
When is a Dog a "Senior"? by The Senior Dogs Project
Senior Pet Care (FAQ) by AVMA
Senior vs. Geriatric: Semantics or Significant? by Mary Gardner, DVM
Seven Things You Can Do to Enhance Your Dog’s Longevity by Nancy Kay, DVM

 Life Expectancy and Causes of Death in Bernese Mountain Dogs in Switzerland
by Michael Klopfenstein, Judith Howard, Menga Rossetti and Urs Geissbühler



-EUTHANASIA, PET LOSS & GRIEF 
Euthanasia
-by Michael Richards, DVM
Euthanasia--A Difficult And Painful Decision by Michael List, DVM
How Can I Decide if I Should Euthanize My Sick Pet? by Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD

Euthanasia...What To Expect by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
How Can I Determine My Pet’s Quality of Life? by Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD
 When to say goodbye to your Bernese Mountain Dog
written by Melissa Zebley, DVM - edited by Dino Candelaria
Grief and Pet Loss by Margaret Muns, DVM 
Coping With the Loss of a Pet by Jeffrey Feinman, VMD
Pet Loss Grief Support Website
 
 Help with Pet Loss by Dr. Mary-Ann Sontag Bowman



 REGISTRIES & DATABASES  
 Berner-Garde Foundation
Online Database

OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
OFA Online Database

PennHIP - University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program

VETGEN Veterinary Genetic Services

GenSol Diagnostics – Canine Genetic Testing

  Veterinary Websites with Searchable Databases 

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine "Consultant"
Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc - Pet Education .com
Merck Veterinary Manual
   
The Canine Inherited Disorders Database 

 

Disclaimer: Canine health information found through these links should be considered for educational purposes only and should NOT be used to replace professional veterinary consultation and care for your dog. Decisions on which type of medical care or treatment would be best for your dog should be made with the advise of a canine veterinary doctor/specialist. 

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