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samoyed health links

  • enroll your samoyeds in an anonymous illness, incident and/or death reporting database for Samoyed owners - coming soon


whelping and early puppyhood:

Fading Puppy Syndrome by Val Brown on Dogs Worldwide website

Telltale Signs Of Difficult Labor from Cornell University Newsletter

Chronicle of Early Puppyhood by Michael Richards, DVM on the vetinfo web site

Tube Feeding by Jennifer Prince, DVM

Aspiration Pneumonia by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM

Orphaned Puppies: How to Raise Them by Race Foster, DVM and Jennifer Prince, DVM

Care of Orphan Puppies on the Columbia Veterinary Associates webpage

Baby Food: Proper Feeding of Orphans by Lisa Freeman, DVM, Ph.D. from the April 2000 AKC Gazette

"Swimmer Puppies" by Mary C. Wakeman, D.V.M. in the online journal, Breeder Vet

Swimmer Puppies by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.

Swimmer Puppies (Pectus Excavatum) by Coreen Kitto, Oak Ridge Cockers

Cesarean Section by Long Beach Animal Hospital

Eclampsia (Milk Fever or Puerperal Tetany) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM



  • always ask for a "information sheet" on the prescribed medication and read it before administering the medication to your pet

Drugs to be avoided or used with caution in the Samoyed on the website

Differentiating Sulfur Compounds -Sulfa Drugs, Glucosamine Sulfate, Sulfur, and Sulfiting Agents by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon

Animal Pharmacy Center on the Mar Vista Animal Medical Center website

FDA Approved Animal Drug Products On Line Database

Freedom Of Information (FOI) summaries

How to Report An Adverse Drug Experience on the FDA's Center For Veterinary Medicine website

Drug dosages on the Veterinary Formulary page of Research Animal Resources, University of Minnesota webpages - how to read that prescription bottle

The Virtual Pharmacy Center - Martindale's Health Science Guide 2000 with a section on The Virtual Veterinary Center

Common Drugs and Nutraceuticals for Dogs and Cats from Drs. Foster & Smith

The Pet Pharmacy by Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP on

Drugs and Medications on the Chinaroad Lowchens of Australia website

Antifungal Medications

Corticosterioids in Veterinary Medicine and Regulation of Corticosteroids by Chick Newman PhD, DVM

Rimadyl: News, Views & Advisories on The Senior Dogs Project webpage

Understanding Deramaxx® Smart Drug or Clever Marketing?

Deramaxx®: A Comprehensive Documentation of Problems

All about NSAIDS - a huge collection of links on the website

Brochure on how to use NSAIDS (pain relief medications) safely - this could save your dog's life.



What do those lab tests mean?

How to Read Laboratory Tests

General Explanations of Specific Laboratory Findings





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