Preventative care minimizes illness and injury and supports good dog welfare.
A complete preventive health care program includes:
- Regular veterinary exams
- Parasite screening and prevention
- Oral health care
- Grooming, as needed for dog comfort and safety
- Reproductive health care
Establish a relationship with a veterinarian as soon as possible. Have health care plans that meet the needs of each dog, as well as for the need of your breeding program as a whole.
In this library, you can find resources on parasite prevention, vaccination, basic daily care, grooming and more!
Preventative Care Library
Bare Bones – If you only have a few minutes for the basics
Safe Parasite Preventatives for Dams and Puppies - CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP
Vaccination Guidelines: Sourcing, Storage and Administration - CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP
Fear Free Grooming: How You Can Help Out at Home
Fear Free Nail Trims
How to Trim a Dog's Nails
Fear Free Veterinary Visits 101
Canine Preventative Healthcare Guidelines
Making Smart Choices About Topical Flea and Tick Preventatives
How To Check Your Dog For Ticks
SNACKS – If you want to learn more
Preventing Periodontal Disease in Dogs - CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP
Addressing Giardia in Kennels: Implications for Canine Health, Management, and Welfare - CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP
Welfare Implications of Dental Health in Commercial Breeding Dogs - CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP
2022 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines
Safe Use of Flea and Tick Prevention Products
AVDC Position Statement: Companion Animal Dental Scaling Without Anesthesia
Heartworm in Dogs
Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet
AVSAB Positive Vet Visit Position Statement
Parvovirus: Transmission to treatment
Kibble – If you want to take a deep dive into the science
A Cross-Sectional Study to Estimate Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in a Population of Dogs (Canis familiaris) in Commercial Breeding Facilities in Indiana and Illinois - CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP
Canine Distemper Virus
Canine Parvoviral Enteritis: A Review of Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention
2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of a Visual Dental Scale for Detection of Periodontal Disease (PD) in Non-Anesthetized Dogs (Canis familiaris) - CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP
Frequency of CPV [Canine Parvovirus] Infection in Vaccinated Puppies That Attended Puppy Socialization Classes
Additional Resources to Support Dogs in Other Environments
SHELTER & RESCUE
Dogs living in shelter or rescue kennels face challenges specific to their living environments. Practical applications for their management and care may also differ. Additional resources for their caretakers, including those caring for dogs in home-based foster systems or rescue networks, are provided to support efforts to improve, maintain, and protect their welfare.
Dogs living in homes as family pets face challenges specific to their living environments. Practical applications for their management and care may also differ. Additional resources for their caretakers, support the human-animal bond, keep pets in their homes, and improve, maintain, and protect their welfare.
Research & Teaching
Dogs living in research or teaching kennels face challenges specific to their living environments. Practical applications for their management and care may also differ. Additional resources for their caretakers are provided to support efforts to improve, maintain, and protect their welfare.
Applications for Research & Teaching
Applications for Pet Families
Grinders vs. Clippers: What’s Best for your Dog’s Nails?
Colman, S. (2020, September 24). Grinders vs. clippers: What's best for your dog's nails? Whole Dog Journal. Retrieved December 30, 2022, from https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/care/grinders-vs-clippers-whats-best-for-your-dogs-nails/
Be Dog Smart: Grooming
Pet Leadership Council. (2019) Grooming. American Pet Products Association. https://bedogsmart.org. Used with permission.
Nail Trims: Trimming Away the Terror
Nail Trims: Trimming Away the Terror. FearFreeHappyHomes. (n.d.). Retrieved December 30, 2022, from https://fearfreehappyhomes.com/download/19259
My Dog is Scared of the Vet: What Can I Do to Help?
Edwards, P. (2022, March 17). My Dog is Scared of the Vet: What Can I Do to Help? University of Adelaide. Retrieved December 30, 2022, from https://set.adelaide.edu.au/ua/media/7567/my-dog-is-scared_of-the-vet-a1-594mmx841mm-qr-code-print-ready-no-bleed.pdf
Grooming Your Pet Isn't About Looks
Becker, M. (2022, July). Grooming Your Pets Isn’t About Looks. drmartybecker.com. Retrieved December 30, 2022, from https://www.drmartybecker.com/petconnection/grooming-your-pets-isnt-about-looks/
AVDC - Animal Owner Resources
Animal owner RESOURCES. (n.d.). Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://avdc.org/animal-owner-resources/
Why are Dogs Scared of the Vet and What Can I Do to Help?
Eckstein, S. (2009, July). Choosing a healthy pure-bred puppy. WebMD. Retrieved December 26, 2022, from https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/features/how-to-choose-a-healthy-pure-bred-puppy#1
Be Dog Smart: Vaccinations
Pet Leadership Council. (2019) Vaccinations. American Pet Products Association. https://bedogsmart.org. Used with permission.
Money Tips for Caring Pet Owners
Money tips for caring pet owners. American Veterinary Medical Association. (n.d.). Retrieved January 18, 2023, from https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/pet-owners/petcare/money-tips-caring-pet-owners
Applications for Shelter & Rescue
The Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, Second Edition
DeTar, L., Doyle, E., & O'Quin, J. (Eds.). (2022, December). Guidelines for standards of care in animal shelters. Journal of Shelter Medicine and Community Animal Health. Retrieved January 18, 2023, from https://jsmcah.org/index.php/jasv/article/view/42/19
Health and Behavior Problems in Dogs and Cats One Week and One Month After Adoption From Animal Shelters
Lord, L.K., Reider, L., Herron, M.E., and Graszak, K. (2008). Health and behavior problems in dogs and cats one week and one month after adoption from animal shelters retire rehome