PetMD has put together an online dictionary of dog diseases and conditions that’s easy to navigate and easy to understand. Each entry includes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. There’s also a “Diseases A-Z” for cats, birds, horses, fish, rabbits, ferrets and reptiles as well as an exotics category. The content, according to PetMD, is created and approved by veterinarians. (Of course, you should always consult with your senior dog’s veterinarian regarding his particular health issues.)
The site, which is attractively designed to be simple to use, offers a ton of other useful info, such as an “Encyclopedia of Veterinary Terms,” plus six veterinarian blogs and a dog, cat and horse “Breedopedia.”
… PetMD is on Facebook here and much of PetMD’s information is available as iPhone apps. Check out the paid and free options here. The free “PetMD Finder” app could come in handy while you’re traveling with your senior dog. The finder allows you to search—by current location or zip code—for nearby emergency clinics, veterinarians, dog-friendly hotels, dog parks and services.