Web Resources

There are many places on the web to get more information about health issues related to English Cocker Spaniels. The following web sites, many provided by the ECSCA Health Chairperson, may be helpful. These links are topically arranged as follows:

  • general information (including medications and tests)
  • health concerns more frequent in English Cocker Spaniels
  • less frequent health concerns
  • miscellaneous links

General Information

Links to other Canine Medical Information, complied by Cindy Tittle Moore.
Vetinfo’s Encyclopedia of Canine Veterinary Medical Information
Animal Poison Control by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control
Poisonous Plant Guide
Cornell Poison Plant Information
Senior Dog Project for misc. information on older dogs

Vaccinations, Drugs and Medication

Designing Effective and Safe Vaccination Program for Dogs, a PDF file by Leland Carmichael
Medications by Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DABVP at Pet Care Forum
Common Drugs and Nutraceuticals from PetEducation.com
USDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has various links on drugs
Vaccines, Infectious Diseases and the Canine Immune System: The Importance of Weighting the Risk to Benefit Ratio by Pamela A. Davol


A list of BAER testing facilities

Canine Hip Dysplasia

The Orthopedic Foundation For Animals, Inc. database.

Eyes (general)

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists


Ectropion from ProVet’s Health Care Information


Entropion from ProVet’s Health Care Information

Persistant Pupillary Membrane (PPM’S)

Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM’S)


Nutritional Cataracts by Dr. Lisa Meek, Member ACVO
Cataract from Veterinary Vision

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Cornell University Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Autoimmune Diseases

Addison’s Disease
Addison’s Disease by Michael Richards, DVM
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia by Michael Richards, DVM
Autoimmune Diseases-Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia by Kathleen R. Hutton, DVM
Cushing’s Disease
Cushing’s Syndrome
Thyroid Testing In Dogs:A Reference for Dog Breeders and Owners by Karen J. Wolfsheimer, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Colleen Brady, B.A.
Hypothyroidism Information by Provet. You can do a search and find an article on drugs that depress Thyroxine (T4) concentrations and may confuse the diagnosis of hypothyroidism
Lupus (SLE)
Autoimmune Diseases-Systemic Lupus Erythematosis by Kathleen R. Hutton, DVM

Other Health Concerns

Anthrax: What Dog Owners Want to Know by Pamela A. Davol
The Arthritis and Glucosamine Information Center
Bladder Stones
Urinary Stone-Forming in Dalmatians and Other Dogs by the Dalmatian Club of America
First Aid for Bloat by Elektrik Borzoi
Canine Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome (viral disease)
Canine Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
Canine Epilepsy Resource Center
Canine Epilepsy Network
Canine Epilepsy by Epi-Guardian Angels
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Liver Disease
Liver Disease
Lyme Disease
Canine Lyme Disease
Dilatation of the Esophagus in Small Animals
PetDiets, a site for pet nutrition advice and homemade diets from Veterinary Nutritional Consultations, Inc.
Periodontal Disease and Dental Information
Periodontal Disease
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