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canine health-related sites:


CSHF articles published in the CSCA Bulletin:

Miscellaneous Articles:

Recommended Books

The following sites, articles or books are some of the material we find extremely valuable. Different topics are addressed: general dog care, veterinary manuals, breeding information etc. There should be something for everyone. And if you have a book you want to recommend, email us, it will be our pleasure to add it to this list. 

Veterinary manuals:

  • BARNETT, SANSOM and HEINRICH, Canine Ophthalmology - an Atlas and Text, Saunders, 2002

  • McCURNIN, Dennis M., BASSERT, Joanna M., Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 5th edition, Saunders, 2002, 944 pages

  • Plumb, C., Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005, 1485 pages

  • The Merck Veterinary Manual

General care:

  • Lawrence Patrick Tilley and Francis W. K. Smith, The 5-minute Veterinary Consult, 3rd ed., Blackwell Pub Professional, 2003, 1472 pages

Gait and anatomy:

  • ELLIOT, Rachel Page, Dogsteps - A Newer Look, Doral Publishing, 3rd edition, 2001, 1287 pages

  • GILBERT, Edward M. and BROWN, Thelma R., K-9 Structure & Anatomy, Dogfolk Enterprises, 2001, 233 pages

  • LYON, McDowell, The Dog In Action, Orange Judd Publishing Company, Inc., 2002, 288 pages

  • SPRIRA, Harnold, R., Canine Terminology, Dogwise Publishing, 2002, 147 pages

Breeding and genetics:

  • BATTAGLIA, Carmelo L. Ph.D., Breeding Better Dogs, BEI Publishing, 1986, 192 pages

  • BEAUCHAMP, Richard, The Mystery of Breed Type, 2nd edition, Doral Publishing, 2008, 241 pages

  • CRAIGE Patricia V., Born to Win - Breed to Succeed, Doral Publishing Inc., 1997, 289 pages

  • HOLST, Phyllis A., MS, DVM, Canine Reproduction - The Breeder's Guide, 2nd edition, Alpine Blue Ribbon Books, 2000, 228 pages

  • PADGETT, George, Control of Canine Genetic Disease, Howell Bookhouse, 1998, 256 pages

  • SAVANT HARRIS R.N., Canine Reproduction and Whelping - A Dog Breeder's Guide, Dogwise Publishing, 2005, 77 pages

  • SAVANT HARRIS R.N., Puppy Intensive Care - A Breeder's Guide to Care of Newborn Puppies, Dogwise Publishing, 2006, 63 pages

  • WILLIAMS, Mary Roslin, Reaching for the Stars - Advanced Labrador Breeding, Doral Publishing, 2000, 192 pages

  • WILLIS, Malcom B., Genetics of the Dog, Howell Book House, 1989