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The Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America (the Foundation) is a national organization whose mission is to further the health and welfare of the Cairn Terrier.
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Informative Articles and 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 Informative Articles.

Informative Articles
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. To find out more about CMO, what to look for, where to obtain the test click here, and read the heartbreaking true story of one pup's battle with CMO, click here

Since we last posted information on CMO, new information has come to light. Click here to access a very informative article by Dr. Casey Knox, DVM, HonBS of Wisdom Health.

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Recently Held Programs

Canine Heart Health

April 04, 2017

7:00 pm

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.

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