American College of Veterinary
Locate an ACVO-certified Ophthalmologist.
Diagnose an eye ailment. There are many
interesting and informative areas on this
American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Owners of Blind Dogs
There are at least several books available
on this subject featured on this website.
Canadian Association of Veterinary
Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF)
Find upcoming eye clinics in the USA and
Canada as well as other valuable
International Society of Veterinary
DNA-based tests for progressive rod-cone
degeneration-Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)
Test and for Narcolepsy (NARC).
Veterinary Professional Corporation
Informs owners how to deal with a blind pet
and is also a blind pet adoption site.
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
“Collect and disseminate information
concerning orthopedic and genetic diseases
of animals.” This is the most important
organization in the USA that grades joints.
Its extensive database is useful in looking
up hip and elbow OFA ratings of individual
AKC and CKC-registered dogs which are now
linked by generations. It also discusses
and Congenital Cardiac Disease and lists
breed statistics on some of those diseases.
University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement
British Veterinary Association
This excellent site contains information
concerning its Hip Scheme, Elbow
Scheme and Eye Scheme.
Guide to Dogs
Alphabetical Listing of Dog Health Issues
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
For emergency advice 24/7, call
888.426.4435. There is a consultation fee
of $55.00 and all major credit and debit
cards are accepted.
The quick list of poisons includes, but is
not limited to, Ibuprofen, Chocolate, Ant &
Containing Cold Medications,
Bleach, Fertilizer (Including Plant “Foods”),
Hydrocarbons Including Paints,
Polishes & Fuel Oils and certain plants and
foods (including some that might surprise
Morris Animal Foundation
Do not under any circumstances use
BLUE POWDER EAR TREATMENT
on your dog without first getting approval
from your veterinarian.
POWDER EAR TREATMENT
16 Oz. Isopropyl Alcohol
4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
16 Drops 1% Gentian Violet Solution
Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake
well. You will also need to shake the
solution every time you use it to thoroughly
mix the Boric Acid Powder. Dispense out of
a Clairol-type bottle.
Evaluate the condition of the ears before
treating and if very inflamed and sore, do
not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at
all. Wait until inflammation has subsided
in about 2 days.
Shake the bottle well each time before
using. Flood ears with solution and massage
gently to the count of 60. Flood ears again
on first treatment and leave alone without
massaging as the dog will shake out the
2 x per day for the first week to two weeks
depending upon the severity of the case
1 x per day for 1 to 2 weeks
1 x month
You will find that despite the alcohol, the
dog will not object to even the first
treatment. The Boric Acid Powder soothes
the ears. The Gentian Violet Solution is an
anti-infection agent. The solution appears
to work well on any and all ear problems
from mites to wax to canker. After the 2nd
or 3rd day you can clean out the
ear with Q-Tips (extremely carefully) or
large cotton balls. The success rate
for this treatment can be as high as 95% or
more. Those who do not succeed have usually
not done the treatment long enough or have
not been regular about it. Dogs on the
verge of ear canal surgery have been
returned to normal with only the regular
follow-up treatment to keep the ears clean.
Again, do not use BLUE POWDER EAR
TREATMENT without the advice of your