Home
Print|Email|Text Size: ||
WebMD for Dogs
DoggedHealth helps pet lovers diagnose canine health problems.
Users can click on a canine body part to access related health articles.

If you’re like me, there are certain websites that you don’t know how you ever lived without. One of the first that comes to mind is the popular medical diagnostic site, WebMD.

Finally, a similar resource has been created for canines. Earlier this year, DoggedHealth debuted the Diagnostic Dog as an information resource to empower pet lovers to make educated healthcare decisions for their four-legged family members. Users can click on a map of the canine body to access articles about related health problems. All content is written by a veterinarian or a dog trainer, depending on the topic. 

I’m looking forward to being able to refine searches by symptom (a WebMD feature), which DoggedHealth is in the process of developing. Diagnostic Dog certainly won’t replace my veterinarian, but it’s a great resource for increasing my knowledge before I step into the office. Of course like WebMD, Diagnostic Dog has the potential to make worried pet parents a bit paranoid, but it’s comforting to know that a wealth of information is only a few clicks away.

What are your favorite canine-related websites?

Print|Email
JoAnna Lou is a New York City-based researcher, writer and agility enthusiast.

Image from DoggedHealth.com.

More in JoAnna Lou:
Dog Lunges in Front of Bus
Teen Advocates for Heartworm Disease Awareness
Dogs Spreading Lawn Chemicals
Enabling Dogs to Take Photos
Childhood Relationships with Pets
Hero Pit Bull Helps Lift Ban
Eating Out with Dogs
Consequences for Saving a Dog
Female v. Male Dogs
Capturing the Last Moments