These informative articles discuss when or if to spay or neuter, recent developments, and current studies in canine cancer vaccines, epilepsy studies, heart-health studies, dysplasia, eye health, and avoiding health issues through proper breeding practices. All buyers need to familiarize themselves with the health of the breeding dogs, regardless of the breed.
In addition to the information below, every potential puppy buyer should be working with a reputable VCA breeder and confirm the breeder complies with the VCA Code of Ethics.
For more information, contact the following:
- Krista Schroeder, VCA Public Health Coordinator
- Cathy Gallagher, Chair, VCA Breed Sustainability Committee
Health Information and Research
- Information about Brucellosis (B. Canis):
- Information about CIRD (Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease)
- Information about CIV (Canine Influenza Virus)
- Fungal Disease in Dogs
- Leptospirosis: Vaccine Considerations
- Leptospirosis Outbreak in NYC
- Important Muscle Diseases in the Vizsla Dog: What My Veterinarian Should Know to Reach A Correct Diagnosis G. Diane Shelton DVM, PhD, DACVIM
- Pythiosis: Causes and Treatment
- Canine Bladder and Prostate Cancer: Early Detection with BRAF Testing
- Health Considerations for Early Spay/Neuter
- Evaluation of the Risk and Age of Onset of Cancer and Behavioral Disorders in Gonadectomized Vizslas — M.Christine Zink DVM PhD et. al.
- Fight Diseases: Participate in Canine Research
- AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines
- Dr Jean Dodds 2016 Vaccination Protocol
- Parvo Variants and Vaccines
- World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Vaccination Guidelines 2015
- States with Medical Exemptions in Lieu of Rabies Vaccination
- Review of the Current State of Genetic Testing