Click here to read about the Humane Society of Kansas City, Kansas
Read more about Gabriel’s fund and the little puppy that started the whole thing.
(His story includes a link to make an on-line donation)
Lab for allergy testing
(has been used by gimpydog list members and they recommend it)
Larger breeds hit the senior years a lot faster than little dogs, so find out when your dog is official a senior so that you can start a senior citizen protocol with your vet.
The proper food and medical tests will keep your senior healthy and happy in their golden years.
Once your dog is a senior, you should have your vet perform an abdominal X-ray at least once a year to watch out for tumors, a complete blood work up to watch out for organs that might be getting cranky and not functioning properly, and a prostate exam on male dogs (especially uncastrated male dogs) to make sure the prostate is not enlarged, and to rule out adenomas.
Spaying and neutering are VITAL for a senior pet's health. If performed while young, the risks of cancers and health problems decrease.
Abdominal Tumors - coming soon
Congestive Heart Failure:
Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM):
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA):
Chronic Valvular Disease:
Inherited Cardiovascular Disorders
Heart Support Group:
Urinary Tract Infections