Please read the following information concerning flu
> Canine Flu Information
SKUNK ODOR REMOVAL
Our dogs seem to always manage to get "skunked". Here are several
recipes for removing the odor.
Ticks are common in the county and can carry diseases, but you can safely remove them by following
these instructions. They will open in MS Word format.
> Tick Removal
It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks
better than other folks do, isn't it?
~ Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920)
is among the most comprehensvie veterinary sites.
> Veterinary Partner.com
Here is the USDA statement concerning online
veterinary drugs. Be sure to read the entire
Why should you be concerned with your pet’s dental care?
According to the American
Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop periodontal disease by the age of three years,
and it’s the most common dental condition affecting our pets. And it’s not just an issue of doggie bad breath;
your dog’s oral health has an impact on his or her overall health.
According to Dr. Brook Niemiec, a board-certified veterinary dental specialist, ”Periodontal
inflammation and infection have been linked to numerous problems including heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, emphysema,
liver disease, osteoporosis, pregnancy problems and diabetes.”
5796 Paradise Dr.
NON-ANESTHESIC TEETH CLEANING
Because of the need to use anesthesia, cleaning teeth can be expensive
($700- 900). Kimberly says she can do it without anesthesia for $100 and she travels the Bay Area. Here are her phone number,
email address and web site.
Here are two good canine dental sites:
> THE DENTAL CARE SERIES By Jan Bellows D.V.M. DipAVDC
Veterinarian-approved dental chews/treats/water
Marie Jo also performs canine dentistry without
v All natural and anesthesia-free. Marie Jo uses a calming, homeopathic remedy in lieu of risky anesthetic.
v Hundreds of dollars less
than veterinarian dental cleaning.
v In-home treatment calms and comforts the dog with the owner present or assisting.
v Marie Jo has a lifelong
passion for all things related to maintaining good health and to healing.
For over 15 years, she has studied and done bodywork with human anatomy
and, more recently, with dogs.
v She translates her anatomical knowledge through working with her hands to provide health care in an intimate setting.
v Marie Jo loves dogs and
takes a keen interest in anything that contributes to their health.
Because of the benefits to a dog’s overall health, she has a strong
interest in dog dentistry and has been invited by a veterinary dentist to actively observe dental procedures in progress.
Let Marie Jo make a difference in
your dog’s life and health.
> House Call Vets
Cost and Mobile Vaccinations
This service is not endorsed or evaluated by this site. It is listed for your information and consideration.
VIP Petcare Services schedules "clinics" in various Marin County locations which can be found by using their
site's locator link.
> VIP Low Cost and Mobile Vaccinations
If you have a mixed breed, mutt or whatever and have wondered if you could determine what your
dog's ancestry was, you may be able to find out.
It can be useful in understanding
genetic medical problems associated with particular breeds. For about $125 plus local vet fees, you can find out with
about 98% accuracy.
site has a good page on all AKC-recognized breeds and some free posters of breed groups like the "sporting breeds"
one below. Click on it for more information about ancestry determination.
Here is a state-by-state listing of breeds and other information
about what sort of dogs are most owned and how they were obtained.
You can help this census, by adding information
about your own sweet mutt/mixed.
a serious discussion of the origins of domestic dogs, please see the Origin and Evolution portion of The Complete Dog.
"It is well
to love even a dog when you have the opportunity, for fear you should find nothing else worth loving."
~ Louise Honorine de Choiseul
Certain breeds are very susceptable to hip dysplasia. It can be detected much earlier than it used to
be and treatments have greatly improved. Click here for more information from the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement
use this if your dog has any serious-looking symtoms. Call or go to your Vet immediately. But if you have a serious
question in the absence of serious symtoms, you may find this useful. This link is repeated on the DOG TOXINS page.
There is a charge for this service.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
You can find more veterinary/medical links in Section XIII Medical/First Aid of
the DogTravel document located in the Dog Travel Document on the Dog Travel page. Click here to jump to the Dog