Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer health website
A fantastic new website has been launched for anyone interested in the health of Slovakian Rough Haired Pointers. SRHPHealth.org
Given my early experiences with Grey and his various health issues over the years, this is a great step forward. For Slovak owners to be able to help compile a better picture of the health of this relatively young breed is going to really help.
My blog covers all the issues Grey has personally come through and some others of Slovaks we have met over the last four years, some online and some in person. We're now in the happy position, touch wood, that he's in great health and is very happy. He has cost thousands though in vet bills. If I have one piece of advice, it is to make sure you have insurance. Make sure it is lifetime cover. If the premiums seem a great deal, check via Google and forums to see if there have been any problems in getting the company to pay up or continue cover. Grey's premium is now £50 per month! I'm loathe to change it because we may not get cover given his previous pain and shoulder injury. Insurance that doesn't pay up isn't worth it.
Through sharing and compiling issues and information we can start to ensure the Slovak breed is the healthiest it can be. And also for owners to feel supported and part of a community.
I urge anyone with a Slovak to use the site and if your dog has had a health issue, no matter how small, just fill out the form and send it off. It's confidential. All about learning and building up a picture.
Posted by Louise at 17:11