Cheryl May's Pet Health Page

K-State's pet poison hotline number -- 785-532-5679
This hotline is staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays by veterinarians at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. There is no charge for the phone consultation.

Ununited Anconeal Process

This is a form of elbow dysplasia that occurs in German shepherd dogs and other breeds.

Activities for your recuperating dog

Pet health news

Pet health web page from Kansas State University

At Kansas State University, the College of Veterinary Medicine is a tremendous resource for news articles. K-State's media relations office maintains a pet health web page I hope you will find helpful and informative.

Pet health e-mail list

I also maintain a low-volume mailing list on pet health topics. K-State_Pets subscribers get the information first, before it is posted to the Media Relations and Marketing web page. To subscribe, send mail to The body of the message should read SUBSCRIBE K-State_Pets YOUR REAL NAME.
Please substitute your own name.

Other pet health resources

  • Animal CPR

  • Blind dogs Resources for owners of blind dogs. Here's a vest fitted with a "halo" to keep blind dogs from bumping into objects.

  • Bloat, accupressure points
  • Bloat notes from Purdue University.
  • Bloat - Dog Owner's Guide by Kathleen R. Hutton, DVM
  • Bloat links from Great Dane people. Especially see the article on nutrition and bloat by Linda Arndt.

  • Cancer University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. This is a tremendous resource.
  • Cancer links
  • Another cancer link site
  • Canines in Crisis Site for dogs with serious health problems such as cancer.

  • Canine Diversity Project

  • Canine Eye Registration Foundation(CERF)

  • Canine Sports Productions Dr. Chris Zink's website.

  • Canine Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

  • Center for Veterinary Information, Food and Drug Administration search page.

  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Degenerative MyelopathyA DM site from the United Kingdom

  • DVM Newsmagazine breaking news.

  • Dog Food Comparison Charts

  • Dog Genome Project

  • Drugs - Online Reference Of Veterinary Drugs from Internet Vets.

  • Dwarfism in German Shepherd Dogs

  • Ear hematoma Everything you need to know about this condition.

  • Elbow dysplasia My article on UAP, along with links to other sites about the various forms of elbow dysplasia.

  • Elbow replacement surgery A veterinarian at Iowa State University patented an elbow replacement surgery.

  • Canine Epilepsy Network
  • Fly-biting as a form of epilepsy

  • Fanconi's Syndrome in Dogs

  • Feeding: switching to a home prepared raw diet
  • USDA nutrient database for evaluating various foods.

  • Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements

  • Health and genetics page at Dog Infomat.

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD)

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Immune System and Disease Resistance by W. Jean Dodds, DVM. An article on autoimmune diseases.

  • Leptospirosis
  • Lepto more common in warm, wet weather. This is my article on lepto symptoms and treatment.

  • Merck Veterinary Manual online

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • National Animal Poison Control Center. Reminder of an alternative: You can phone K-State's animal poison control center with no consultation charge. The only cost is what you pay for your phone call to your service provider. K-State's pet poison hotline number is 785-532-5679. This hotline is staffed 24/7 by veterinarians at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. There is no charge for the phone consultation. Keep the number handy in case of an emergency!

  • NetVet search tools

  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)

  • Panosteitis (Pano)

  • Pannus, an eye problem that occurs primarily in German shepherd dogs.

  • Perianal fistulas

  • Pet columns from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Poisoned! Article on poisons and what to do in an emergency, from Working Dog.

  • Senior Dogs Project

  • Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy in Dogs: A Retrospective Analysis of 18 Cases (1989-1993)

  • Vaccination Protocol - Dr. Jean Dodds

  • VetInfo - Index of veterinary information

  • von Willebrand's Disease

  • Washington University's Net Vet Resource

  • T-Touch

    Linda Tellington-Jones, T-Touch system.

    Wheelchairs for dogs

    K-9 Cart Company, makers of lightweight carts for paraplegic animals.

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