- Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders, study finds UC Davis, 2013. A study that examined the prevalence of 24 genetic disorders amongst a group of purebred and mixed-breed dogs found that, of the 24 disorders, 13 were roughly equally prevalent in purebred and mixed-breed dogs, 10 were more prevalent in purebreds, and 1 was more prevalent in mixed-breeds.
- Prevalence of inherited disorders among mixed-breed and purebred dogs: 27,254 cases (1995–2010) Oberbauer et al, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2013. The study referred to above, examining the prevalence of inherited disorders in purebred and mixed-breed dogs. It sheds light on how breeding practices might be changed to reduce the incidence of genetic problems like cancer, heart disease and elbow dysplasia.
- RSPCA Dogs Knowledgebase
RSPCA Australia. Articles on dog care, health, microchipping and training.
Flea Control Dr. Anna Maria Scholey MA Vet.MB MRCVS,
1996. How do you control ticks and fleas without resorting to chemicals?
Holistic Approach to Skin Problems Dr. Anna Maria Scholey MA
Vet.MB MRCVS. A good natural diet could be the answer to
many skin problems in cats and dogs (problems like hair loss, allegies and
Ticks, and Your Pet FAQ Cindy Tittle Moore. This FAQ takes an exhaustive
look at detecting and preventing ticks and fleas -- including the common
types of fleas and ticks, natural treatments, spraying and flea collars.