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How do I Safely Remove a Tick? by Holly Frisby, DVM
Tick disease FAQs and related material by Tick-L mailing list


Babesiosis by Lynda Adame
Babesia Canis by Holly Frisby, DVM


Coccidia (Coccidiosis) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Coccidia by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center


Ehrlichiosis by Lynda Adame
Ehrlichiosis by Michael Richards, DVM
Ehrlichiosis by Holly Frisby, DVM


Giardia (Giardia canis) by Holly Frisby, DVM
by Dr. James Coggins
Giardia by Michael Richards, DVM
Guarding Against Giardia by Maggie Fisher BVetMed MRCVS
What is Giardia? by Dr. Becky Williams

Lyme Disease

Difficulties in Diagnosing Lyme Disease (in middle of web page) by Steven Levy, DVM
Lyme Disease by Joe Bodewes, DVM


Demodectic Mange by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Demodectic Mange by Teri Dickinson, DVM
  Demodectic Mange by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Demodicosis (Red Mange) by Carol S. Foil, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVD
Demodex Causes Demodectic, Red, or Puppy Mange
by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Mange Mites - Demodex by Michael Richards, DVM
The Mystery of Mange by Norma Bennett Woolf

Sarcoptic Mange by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Sarcoptic Mange by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Sarcoptic Mange, Scabies, Red Mange by Michael Richards, DVM
Mange (Sarcoptic) in Dogs by PetMD

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Advantanges of Desexing Your Dog by Balgownie Veterinary Hospital
Canine Neuter FAQ by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Canine Spay by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Castration or Neutering of Male Dogs
by Dog Owners Educational League, Inc
Dog Neuter by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Early Age Neutering: Perfect For Every Practice by W. Marvin Mackie, DVM
Early Spay/Neuter: An Overview by Theresa A. Fuess, PhD, VM-3 
Early Sterilization Surgery
by Norma Bennett Woolf
ESP - Early Sterilization Program: New Views on Neutering by Dr. Dick Rosebrock
Gonadectomy in Immature Dogs: Effects on skeletal, physical, and behavioral development
( PubMed abstract of study by  Salmeri, Bloomberg,  Scruggs, and Shille)
Juvenile Altering-by Chris Walkowicz
Neutering Male Dogs - Why it's a Good Idea by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Preventive Care: Neutering Your Pet-by American Animal Hospital Association
Short-term Results and Complications of Prepubertal Gonadectomy in Cats and Dogs
(PubMed abstract of study by LM Howe)
To Neuter or Not to Neuter? by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM
Spaying Dogs - Why it's a Good Idea by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
The Spay / Neuter Decision by Clint Chastain, DVM
The Truth about Juvenile Spay/Neuter (pdf file) by Richard Allen, DVM
To Neuter or Not to Neuter-by Pamela A. Davol
To Spay, or Not to Spay by Dog Owners Educational League, Inc
Why All Female Dogs Should be Spayed by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

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Growing Old Gracefully  by K. Commings& M. Makichen
Changes in Behavior Associated With Aging in Dogs
by Sgt Ron Gendron and Debra Horwitz, DVM Veterinary Behavior Consultant
Canine Senior Citizens by Tiffany J. Rule, DVM
Enjoying Those Golden Years: Important tips for caring for your older pets
by American Animal Hospital Association
Overview of the Aging Process by John C. Cargill and Susan Thorpe-Vargas
Taking Care of an Older Dog by Norma Bennett Woolf
Older Dog Health Care by Smith & Foster
The Geriatric Dog by Michael Richards, DVM
When is a Dog a "Senior"? by The Senior Dogs Project

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Behind Closed Doors by Lexiann Grant
Euthanasia-by Michael Richards, DVM
Euthanasia--A Difficult And Painful Decision by Michael List, DVM
Euthanasia...What To Expect by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
Reasons for Euthanasia by Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD
When to say goodbye to your Bernese Mountain Dog
written by Melissa Zebley, DVM - edited by Dino Candelaria
Grief and Pet Loss by Margaret Muns, DVM 
Coping With the Loss of a Pet  by Jeffrey Feinman, VMD
Pet Loss Grief Support Website  
Help with Pet Loss by Dr. Mary-Ann Sontag Bowman

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Berner-Garde Foundation

Online Database

CERF - Canine Eye Registration Foundation
CERF Online Database

OVC - Ontario Veterinary College
OVC Online Database

OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
OFA Online Database

GDC - Institute for Genetic Disease Control in Animals
GDC Online Database

PennHIP - University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program

Veterinary Websites with Searchable Databases

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine "Consultant"
Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc - Pet Education .com
Dogs - Illness
Merck Veterinary Manual Library
Veterinary Information Network

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Disclaimer: Canine health information found through these links should be considered for educational purposes only and should NOT be used to replace professional veterinary consultation and care for your dog. Decisions on which type of medical care or treatment would be best for your dog should be made with the advise of a canine veterinary doctor/specialist.

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