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As there are unfortunately so many diseases that affect your pet and so much information regarding each one, we compiled a list of useful sites that contain information on specific diseases.
If you have questions about any of the information on this page or a specific disease you are interested in learning more about is not listed, please contact our clinic at (503) 636-5681 or contact us online.
Breeds affected: Shetland Sheepdog, Siberian Husky, Beagle, American Cocker Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer, and Airedale
Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy/Degeneration
Breeds affected: Dachshunds, Chihuahuas, and Boston Terriers
DNA Testing for Dogs and Cats
PennGen (University of Pennsylvania)
Genetics tests for a variety of diseases in dogs and cats including Von Willebrand’s Disease in dogs and polycystic kidney disease (PKD) which affects the Persian, Himalayan, and Exotics breeds of cats.
Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)
Provides a resource for breeders and owners of purebred dogs to research and maintain information on the health issues
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
Also contains information on other joint diseases, plus thyroid and heart disease.
Zoonotic diseases are diseases caused by infectious agents that can be transmitted between (or are shared by) animals and humans.