Important Links and Fun Information

Shilo-Siena-Martipaws-smileShilos Blogs

Holistic Care and other great info

Current Litters

God Bless Davey – Shilos Grandpa died at almost 16 years old.

References and Special People

Shilos Health Recomendations

Shilo and Lady’s Great Bunny Hunt


20150225_012317Shilo’s Site Recommendations

Paws with a Cause

Canadian Kennel Club

IABCA International Dog Shows

Assistance Dog International

Golden Retriever Rescue Groups

K9 Data

Non-profit Foundations

Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF)
AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF)
Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF)   

Veterinary Medical Societies (Search for a Specialist)

American Veterinary Medical Association
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
American College of Veterinary Dermatology
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
(includes Cardiology, Neurology, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Oncology)
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Health Testing
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA):  hips, elbows, heart, eyes, other

PennHIP:  hips            
Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF):  eyes
Optigen:  DNA tests
VetGen:  DNA tests
Animal Health Trust (AHT):  DNA tests         
Canine Health Information Center (CHIC):  Parent Club health testing recommendations      


OFA (approved searchable health test database, independently verified data)
CERF (approved searchable eye exam database, independently verified data)
K9Data (privately owned pedigree database, owner-reported health data)
GoldenDNA (privately owned DNA test database, owner-reported health data) 

Research (to submit blood and/or tissue samples)

Breen Lab (cancer)
Broad Institute (cancer, other diseases)
Modiano Lab (cancer)
Townsend Lab (pigmentary uveitis)   website coming soon
CHIC DNA Repository (healthy dogs and dogs with any disease)

Health Information

MedicineNet (Pet Health Center from WebMD)
Veterinary Partner
Merck Veterinary Manual
Colorado State Animal Cancer Center
AKC Canine Health Foundation Podcasts
Baker Institute for Companion Animal Health
Canine Epilepsy Network
Canine Histiocytosis

Veterinary Clinical Trials

Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
AKC Canine Health Foundation List
Colorado State University
National Cancer Institute Comparative Oncology Program
The Ohio State University
Texas A&M University
UC Davis
University of Minnesota
University of Pennsylvania
University of Wisconsin
Veterinary Cancer Society

Health Clinic Locations and Schedules (eyes, hearts, x-rays, and other tests)

Health Test Clinic Schedule

GRCA Health & Genetics Committee Yahoo Group



Fun information we have come across

Dog Wise (unusual books)

The K9 Kitchen

Natural Bug Control – That Works!!!

Hands down the very best product I’ve found to kill all fleas, mites, ticks, earmites, lice or mange which can infest our beloved animals is Cedarcide.  We found it out of desperation when my Friesian    Mare become infested with mites on her legs.  We tried everything.  The only recommendation from the vet was to use lots of Frontline for dogs.  It helped for a few days then came back with a vengeance.  We tried the permectin    products from the farm store.  After many failed treatments of all kinds, I came across Cedarcide.  The horse mites are microscopic so 1st I tested it on a bush infested with    spider mites.  Within 40 seconds all the mites were dead. (I also tried it on aphids and ants.)  It’s so concentrated it isn’t good for the plants but it gave me hope!  I saturated all the horses    legs for several days then again in 14 days.  No more mites.  The feathers are regrowing.  We now use it exclusively for our dogs and horses.  In the temperate Northwest we have fleas, fleas, fleas!    I love this product not only because it is completely natural and safe, but because it works, 100% kill rate.  I learned that even the US Gov. uses it for the soldiers in the Middle East.     The spot drops that most of us use on our pets for fleas can cause serious neurological damage, allergic reactions & even shorten their lifespans. For the dogs and horses I use the Best Yet product and put it in a reusable tub.  I put the dog in and sponge it all over, because the cedarcide must come in contact with the fleas to kill them.  I then reuse ir for all the other dogs.  It can be saved for later use. We also invested in the cedarcide fogger to kill all the no see ums that may be lurking in our home.  Set up in the horse stalls and chicken coop to be sure there are no lingering mites we missed.  The Best Yet, is the newest and most advanced for pets and humans. (Oneearthgoldens)