Genetic Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats



This is an excerpt from our Facebook Vet Talk live where we talked about the consequences of unregulated breeding leading to unacceptable rates of genetic disease in pets (diseases like heart disease, seizures, hip dysplasia, brachycephalic airway syndrome, collapsing trachea, IVDD, skin allergies and many more). We also discuss the financial reality of major medical crises in pets.

RELATED CONTENT:
-VET TALK LIVE (Replay of our FIRST EPISODE EVER on FACEBOOK MARCH 29, 2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMFNeZWeUKc
-Twin Trees Pet First Aid Course: 1.6 BAD GENETICS (Dangers to Avoid #6 of 7) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwckW6IsXCQ
-Vet Talk: My dog is having puppies. I think they are stuck. https://youtu.be/BZ0mM5Xgmdo
-IVDD- Back Pain and Difficulty With Stairs https://youtu.be/HHD0_vvdPhk
-Congestive Heart Failure in a Dog / CHF https://youtu.be/4LmR37ShaNw
- 3 Tips from the Emergency Vet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q0fm1mf7Xw&t=761s

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
-Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: https://www.ofa.org/
-AKC Guide to Responsible Pet Breeding:
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/breeder-education/akcs-guide-responsible-dog-breeding/
-AKC Breeder Education Courses: https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/breeder-education/breeder-education-courses/
-Guidelines for Responsible Pet Ownership
https://www.avma.org/policies/guidelines-responsible-pet-ownership
-Responsibilities of Pet Ownership
https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/responsibilities-of-ownership
-Animal Shelter in Houston: "There is a 2.5 hour wait today to surrender an animal.." https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/houston-animal-shelter-drowning-in-dumped-dogs
-Pet Statistics (ASPCA):
https://www.aspca.org/animal-homelessness/shelter-intake-and-surrender/pet-statistics
-Canadian Animal Shelter Statistics (Humane Canada):
https://www.humanecanada.ca/animal_shelter_statistics_report
-Where to find a purebred or mixed breed rescue pet:
https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/?viewAllFilters=on&page=#Filters_Container
-CVMA Position Statement on Responsible Pet Breeding:
https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/dog-breeding
-PREVENTIVE HEALTH IN PUPPIES
http://twintreesvet.com/2019/09/12/preventive-health-in-puppies/
-Meet “Oliver”
https://snoopandlove.org/2019/11/06/meet-oliver/
-AVMA Passes Policy on Responsible Pet Breeding:
https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/170301c.aspx
-A Code of Practice for Canadian Kennel Operations
https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/Code-of-Practice-for-Canadian-Kennel-Operations
-ASPCA Animal Poison Control: Hotline: (888) 426-4435
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control
-PREVENTIVE HEALTH IN PUPPIES
https://twintreesvet.com/2019/09/12/preventive-health-in-puppies/
-Meet “Oliver” https://snoopandlove.org/2019/11/06/meet-oliver/
-IS PET INSURANCE WORTH IT? http://twintreesvet.com/2015/12/11/pet-insurance-worth/
-MEDICAL INSURANCE SAVES LIVES: http://twintreesvet.com/2019/09/12/medical-insurance-saves-lives/
-THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE GETTING A PET: https://twintreesvet.com/2019/09/14/things-to-consid%e2%80%a6re-getting-a-pet/

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