Canine Inherited / Genetic Health Concerns
and Other Illnesses

Note: The Health & Nutrition section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website is intended as a source of information only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional care, but as an aid to those seeking health and nutrition information. Always consult with your Veterinarian and other professionals about health related matters and any concerns or questions you may have concerning your dog's diet and nutrition requirements. We do not endorse or recommend any one treatment or diet over another.

  • Canine Epilepsy NetworkA resource for all those concerned with canine epilepsy: owners and breeders of affected dogs, veterinarians, neurologists, and researchers.
  • CERF - Canine Eye Registration Foundation
  • Canine Inherited Disorders DatabaseA website for dog owners whose pet has been found to have an inherited condition; potential dog owners who want help in avoiding these problems when choosing a pet; veterinarians looking for current information on both well-known and more obscure genetic disorders, including diagnostic and therapeutic information; and dog breeders who are looking for suggestions on how to avoid these conditions in their lines of dogs.
  • HealthGene LaboratoryHealthGene Corporation is the leading provider of veterinary DNA diagnostic services in Canada. The company has been in operation since 2000 and offers more than a 100 DNA tests and profiles with the highest quality and control, as well being a full in house service lab.
  • OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
  • PennHIP - University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program
  • Doggone DNA — A number of factors influence whether or not your dog could suffer from a disorder or disease. Your pet's breed is one such determinant. Here's what to watch out fo, along with tips on keeping your canine in top dog shape.
    (Added 25 May 2012)

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