Health and Psychology Issues:
pages included on CockerCondo
Psychology,Training and Medical
Links: links to other websites
- Living with an "Alpha" (dominant) dog
- New Vaccination Protocol
- Causes of and cures for "bad" behavior
- Common causes of "BAD" Behavior the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue. This article is targeted to owners of rescued Chessies, but so much of what is described in it also applies to rescued Cockers.
Lynda Montgomery, Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue
volunteer in Arizona
- The Secret Savvy of Pet Sitters on the PetSmart.com
website, talks about how the professionals deal with jumping
up, leash pullers, working with shy dogs and many other issues.
- Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome: it's NOT just "old age"
- Contrary to popular belief, the signs of old age aren't always
signs of old age. They could be signs of a medical condition
known as canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome. Learn more on
the canine drug Anipryl's
- When you have to find a new home for your pet:
- Chow Chow Rescue has a wonderful "booklet" on their
website about placing your dog. It is written for chow chow owners,
but I think all breed owners could benefit from their experience.
It discusses shelters, advertising, temperment testing, tells
what questions to ask prospective adopters and gives and example
of an adoption contract. This article was adapted from "When You Can't Keep Your Chow Chow" by Karen Privitello,
Lisa Hrico & Barbara Malone.
- Canine epilepsy and canine hypothyroidism
- A web-site with comprehensive information about canine epilepsy
and canine hypothyroidism, along with an overview of other diseases
that cause seizures such as lead poisoning, distemper, tick borne
diseases etc. In addition, they have a group of people who will
provide support and answer questions about this disease. Unfortunately
epilepsy is genetic and is becoming more and more common in pure
bred dogs. Some vets are still not knowledgeable about treating
epilepsy and recommend that dogs be put to sleep needlessly.
The goal of this site is to educate owners and help them live
long and happy lives with their epileptic dogs. Please visit
Epi Lifeline Guardian Angels
- Eating Feces (Coprophagia): what to do about this habit
Disclaimer: the information set forth in any and all of
the above links is based on personal research and experience
as a pet owner. I am NOT a vet, and there is no substitute for
good veterinary care. Use this information as a starting point
for your own research, and CONSULT YOUR DOG'S VETERINARIAN.
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