Canine Health Topics



AMSC HEALTH COMMITTEE is available to provide additional information and may be reached via email –
This email address is monitored daily.



Good breeders work to avoid potential health issues by using health histories, health screening, or even genetic testing.

 Cataracts – a hereditary cloudiness of the lens in the eye – Click here for more information



Hyperlipidemia – the inability to process fats properly – Click here for more information



MAC or Mycobacterium Avium Complex- Click here for more information



Pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas – Click here for more information



Portosystemic Shunts (PSS) or liver shunts – Click here for more information




Urolithiasis, or “stones” somewhere in the urinary tract – Click here for more information



 Resource Links

Bladder Stones and Related Articles – University of Minnesota Stone Center website


Toxicology Database


Veterinary Information Network —–excellent website!


American Veterinary Medical Association


Association of American Veterinary Colleges


American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine


American College of Veterinary Nutrition


Veterinary Merck Manual


American Association of Holistic Veterinarians WEB LINKS



American Kennel Club





NOTE: These Webpages are provided as information only and do NOT represent Veterinary medical advice. Owners should discuss their pet’s needs with their Veterinarian who will be up to date on current protocols and advances in Veterinary Medicine.