SCOA Health and Genetics Committee:Karen Arends, Chair
Dr. Casey Gonda, DVM
Dr. Cathy Chapman, Pharm.D.
While your veterinarian is generally the best source of health information about individual dogs, the Saluki Club of America would like to offer some supplemental material on the general health of, and some specific issues that affect the saluki breed. Like most dogs, salukis can live a long and healthy life if they are free from serious genetic disorders and if given proper care, food, exercise and routine veterinary attention.
The saluki remains a relatively hardy breed. Still, we encourage all present and potential saluki owners to research the breed's health issues, and to share information through the Saluki Health Survey seen elsewhere on this website. Please join us in preserving our breed’s history of good health.
The Saluki Club of America has assembled a list of links that have been helpful to our members in the past. It is by no means definitive or all-encompassing. Online resources are a good place to start educating yourself, but it is never a substitute for good veterinary care. Please consult your veterinarian for direct information about health issues relevant to your individual saluki, and ask for a second opinion if you are still uncertain or unclear.
- 2007 Canine Health Foundation Annual Meeting - report on topics attended by SCOA Representative, Caroline Coile, Ph.D.
- Anesthesia and Salukis
- Cancers & Tumors
- General Health
- Overall Health
- Poisons & Toxins