Similar to the study of human health, canine health is just as complicated, confusing and to say the least, overwhelming. Like medical doctors, Veterinarians attend university to learn the complexities of their profession and once they graduate they begin their practice in a variety of settings. To simplify matters, there are various types of Veterinarians such as your traditional Veterinarian and the Holistic Veterinarian. Both types of Veterinarians provide a valuable service to society and one is not necessarily better than the other.
We encourage you to visit both Veterinarian Associations and learn what both have to offer, but before you do don’t forget to bookmark us. As professional dog people, we utilize both the traditional veterinarian and the holistic veterinarian, depending what our needs are. There are some differences between the traditional vet and the holistic vet, namely speaking; the holistic veterinarian tends to practice different protocols when administering vaccinations and different protocols when dealing with annual booster shots. The holistic veterinarian will draw blood from you dog to determine your dog’s level of immune defences. This is called a titer test. Chances are your traditional veterinarian may not do this, but then again they may. The whole issue of vaccinations is highly controversial so it is best you research this subject matter yourself to determine what all the fuss is about.
A responsible breeder will make every effort to produce healthy dogs. Unfortunately, even healthy dogs are susceptible to illness. Veterinarian care is a necessity and expensive so that is why we highly recommend pet insurance.
Rottweiler Health Survey
Survey conducted by The Rottweiler Health Foundation
Respondents were also asked which health problems they were most concerned with in the Rottweiler breed. One hundred and ninety-eight respondents answered this question. The most common health concerns were cancer, hip dysplasia, and elbow dysplasia.
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Rottweiler Health Foundation
American Humane Society
Canine Health Information Center
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
VetGen: Veterinary genetic diseases
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Western College of Veterinary Medicine – Sask
Canine Diversity Program
FHCRC Genome Project
The Merck Veterinary Manual
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association