Some more information on diet-related DCM.
An article that beautifully explains why health testing should not be used to eliminate dogs from the gene pool:
A helpful article from the Irish Wolfhound Club of America web site on how to deal with those messy tail injuries that just won’t heal:
Below are 11 selected journal article abstracts on bloat/GDV, gleaned from the last few years of published articles, that might be of interest. Many, many thanks to Corinne Dulberg for compiling this.
Valve disease (which is different from cardiomyopathy) is seen in older Deerhounds, as well as many other purebred and mixed-breed dogs. It turns out that a drug we already use for cardiomyopathy also works well on dogs with valve disease.
Announcement from the University of Pennsylvania for a clinical trial for hemangiosarcoma:
Further Evaluation of the Benefits of a Traditional Chinese Medicine Supplement for Dogs with Splenic Hemangiosarcoma
In this new trial, we will be comparing I’m-Yunity’s® effect on survival time and quality of life to the standard chemotherapy treatment.
Dogs will randomly be chosen to receive either chemotherapy, I’m-Yunity® treatment, or both concurrently, and owners will not know to which treatment group their dog was assigned. Dogs enrolled in this study will have 11 weekly visits, followed by monthly follow-up visits until the end of their life.
- Diagnosis of hemangiosarcoma following splenectomy.
- At least 4 kg.
- Not currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
- No other significant health concerns that are an immediate threat to life.
- Ability to administer oral medication (pills) to your dog.
Please contact the VCIC at 215-573-0302 or email@example.com for more information about this study.
Interesting study coming out of Penn on pain management for dogs with osteo:
Animal CPR for pet owners: