Health Related Articles & Programs
Often times the Foundation or regional Cairn Terrier clubs sponsor informative programs on Cairn health. We are more than happy to publicize these events, podcasts and webinars.
Additionally, we either run across or author articles that we feel are important to the health of your dog. Those articles are published on this page under Research Related Articles.
Dog Aging Project
The Foundation of the CTCA Joins an Innovative Canine Health Research Initiative the Dog Aging Project
Your help requested to learn more about a track of research specifically for Cairn Terriers in the largest canine health study in the world to date. Read More >
Research Related Articles
February 28, 2020
The New Coronavirus and Companion Animals
It's impossible to listen to the news these days without hearing stories related to coronavirus. This article from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association is very informative as it relates to our dogs. It answers many questions that you may have. Read More >
Updated Information on CMO
Since the original article, written by Leslie Stewart, was posted information on CMO, new information on its ability to be inherited has come to light. To access the updated information in an article by Dr. Casey Knox, DVM, HonBS of Wisdom Health, Read More >
Congenital Heart Disease in Puppies
JoAnn Helms DVM
Cardiac Coordinator, Health & Wellness Committee
Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America
June 11, 2018
Why You Should Test for CMO in Breeding Cairns
How do you really know if you have CMO in your kennel? Do you know the symptoms? Do you know the age CMO shows up in Cairns? Did you know that you can have an asymptomatic Cairn that is affected by CMO? And more importantly, if that asymptomatic Cairn is bred, it can pass on the disease to its offspring. There is much misconception about CMO and many breeders think they have accurate information about this inherited disease, but don’t. There is now an inexpensive, accurate, easy cheek swab test available that takes the mystery out of knowing if you have this potentially fatal condition in your breeding dogs. Find out more about CMO, what to look for, where to obtain the test and read the heartbreaking true story of one pup’s battle with CMO: Read More >
Help! My Dog was Diagnosed with a Liver Problem!
Dr. Karen Tobias is a Professor of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and board-certified surgeon at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Tobias has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters and is known nationally and internationally for her work on portosystemic shunts in dogs. Read More >
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April 4, 2017
Canine Heart Health
Columbia River Cairn Terrier Club
West Linn, Oregon
Dr. Kathyryn Atkinson, DVM, DACVIM
Heart of Oregon Veterinary Cardiology
Please contact the Columbia River Cairn Terrier Club for additional information.