Web Sites, Articles, Partners, etc.:
Meet Me at the Rainbow Bridge ~ Dr. Kenneth Newman’s life story is narrated in retrospect, emphasizing the importance of the dogs that have shared his life. It is furthermore an appeal to the hearts and minds of pet owners that the legal status of pets must be elevated above the level of mere property, the status they are now granted in our legal system.
Spot Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic ~ Spot is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation by educating the public about the importance of spay/neuter and adoption
Wonderpuppy.net ~ Comprehensive website with information on back issues, mobility, carting and cancer in dogs.
LoveyLoaves~ a pet advocacy and wellness non-profit group.
http://www.k9aggression.com/Aggression/aggression_types.html ~ Aggressions defined
http://www.holistic-vet.ca/articles/The%20Allergy%20Cover-Up.htm ~ A holistic approach
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/petallergies.htm#vinegar ~ A holistic approach
Anal gland impaction:
http://www.drplechner.com/articles.php http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_imha.html ~ Immune mediated hemolytic anemia conventional treatment
http://www.optimumchoices.com/Immune_Mediated_Hemolytic_Anemia-IMHA.htm ~ IMHA holistic treatment
http://users.cyberport.net/~milnerwm/fastfacts.html ~ A layman’s website with symptoms of IVDD, blown disk, costs around the country for back surgery.
http://www.dodgerslist.com/ ~ Support and information for Intertebral Disc Disease (especially for dachshunds)
http://www.wonderpuppy.net/ ~ In addition to oncology, also offers information on downed dogs and carts, plus much more.
Congestive heart disease:
CHF supplement protocol:Table 1. Nutrients for Cardiovascular Disease in Dogs
NUTRIENT DOSE MECHANISM OF ACTION
COQ10 100-400 mg daily Electron carrier in cellular
respiration and oxidative
L-carnitine 500-2000 mg daily Transports long-chain fatty
acids to beta-oxidation sites
in the mitochondria
Taurine 500-1500 mg daily Regulates natriuresis and
diuresis; has a positive
inotropic effect on myocytes;
decreases lipid peroxidation
Omega-3 fatty acids 500-2000 mg daily Lower triglycerides; have
antivasopressor, and anti-
intimal thickening effects
Vitamin E 200-500 IU daily Prevents LDL oxidation and
free-radical mediated damage
to the myocardium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dachshund ~ General Wiki info on the breed/history
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/03/31/pet-diabetes-symptoms.aspx http://www.caninediabetes.org/supportgroups.html ~ Listing of support groups
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1733 http://www.edbond.com/distemper/ODEtreatmentinthecanine09.html ~ New treatment for distemper.
Drugs and medications:
Ear infections: http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/ahealth3.htm#ear
Epilepsy: See “Seizure Disorders” below
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ ~ Dog food reviews and dog food ratings updated regularly http://www.dogaware.com/diet/index.html ~ Comprehensive site on diet options for dogs, including how to choose the best commercial foods, home-cooked, raw. Guidelines on what to look for and what to watch out for in commercial products. http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?p=359&more=1 ~ “What’s really in pet food”
http://catinfo.org/ ~ For households including kitties
http://www.dogfoodreviews.net/ ~ Dog Food Reviews, Ratings & Analysis of all Major Dog Food Brands
http://www.medicinenet.com/pets/dog-health/heartworms_in_dogs.htm ~ tells why heartworm prevention is a must for ALL dogs!
Heat Stroke (Hot Dogs in Hot Cars):
Beat the Heat Summer Pet Safety
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/index.html ~ Comprehensive source for holistic care of animals (and people).
Lost your pet?
Moving With Your Pet:
Natural flea and tick control:
Holistic care: http://www.natural-dog-health-
Poisons and Toxins:
1-800-222-1222 is the National Poison Control Center ~ *Free* Hotline (listed on the front inner page of all phone books, 24/7 assistance)
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/(888) 426-4435 $65 per call, 24/7 assistance.
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/ Searchable database toxic/non-toxic plants
Doggie Emergency things to have on hand ~ Peroxide for inducing vomiting when applicable; activated charcoal for absorbing toxins when vomiting is not recommended.
SARDs (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration syndrome):
Canine Epilepsy Info (more)
How to Treat Dog Seizures ~ This link was submitted to FLDR from Julie, a 5th grader in Mrs. McVey’s class at Maplewood Elementary School in Indiana. Julie has a seizure disorder puppy and wanted to help others with epi dogs.
Vaccinations & Awareness:
www.rabieschallengefund.org ~ Not for profit research project studying duration of protection for commonly given vaccinations for animals.
http://www.itsfortheanimals.com/DODDS-CHG-VACC-PROTOCOLS.HTM ~ Information on titering and vaccination protocols
http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog/2009/09/09/combination-shot-for-dogs/ ~ Information on combination shots
http://www.thedogplace.org/VACCINES/Rabies-exemption-form-states-2012.asp ~ Rabies exempt form and states that offer it (FL included)
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/purdue-vaccination-studies/ Good News About the Latest Canine Vaccination Guidelines
Doggie Emergency things to have on hand:
Peroxide for inducing vomiting when applicable; activated charcoal for absorbing toxins when vomiting is not recommended.
****Florida Dachshund Rescue is not qualified to and does not offer medical advice nor does it endorse any specific products, techniques, or external links. You should always seek the advice of your veterinarian in considering anything that will impact your pet’s health. These links, articles, and any opinions expressed by FLDR or any member of FLDR are for informational purposes only. FLDR presents this information only as starting point for research that pet parents may wish to pursue on behalf of their furry companions and is not responsible for content on any of these independent links. Each pet parent must decide what they think will benefit their own animals and is responsible for any consequences of their decisions or actions.******