Dog Campaigner Launches Dog Breed Health Information Site

Tue, 17 Jan 2012

A dog campaigner has launched a new website in order to enable a deeper understanding of conditions which affect .

Carol Fowler came to our attention in 2008 when she appeared on a BBC documentary which exposed how pedigree dogs cause dog health problems.

The dog lover has been a campaigner for better understanding of since 2003 when her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, died from Syringomyelia, an incurable neurological condition.

She created the website as it was important for potential dog owners to understand the various dog breeds and be aware of the issues they could face in the future.

She says it is vital that would be dog owners have adequate information as to the genetic health of the majority of UK breeds in a format that is easy to access and understand.

Hitherto people have had to conduct extensive research as most of such information is not easily available.

Her hope is that this website is going to assist future dog owners in making better choices and aid the improvement of genetic health for dogs in the future.

The new website provides information on the inherited health problems of 130 dog breeds, the likely effects of breeding, dog health and wellbeing problems due to a breedís formation and the various health schemes and tests available.

Various experienced vets and animal researchers assisted in the development of the website,

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