Health Information Center

The Great Pyrenees Club of America welcomes you to our Health Website.

This site is designed to help bring current information to GPCA Members, owners of Great Pyrenees, and to those who wish to learn more about Great Pyrenees. There are many points within this site that will direct you or link you to other websites. On those sites you may find ads for products and services. Please be aware that a link to another site for information contained therein does not constitute an endorsement by GPCA of those products or services.



follow the links below from Canine Health Foundation (CHF)

Information for Dog Owners: COVID-19

Top Health Concerns and Infectious Disease Information


New updates May 2020

Health Survey

Special Gratitude to 2019 Donors


Canine Health Foundation Research Updates

We have received progress reports on a number of the projects that we are supporting. These reports take up considerable print space in the Bulletin.  Since we now have the website update continuing, the reports will be posted as PDFs under the section on GPCA Grants, Funded Research and Studies, reports.

Click here to view reports


PDF Documents

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Special Gratitude to Our Donors

On behalf of the GPCA Health Committee we acknowledge our members and friends who have been so generous in their donations. We have dedicated a special section to express our gratitude in assisting us in maintaining the health of our beloved breed.

Other News in Canine Health

The FDA has some useful information on purchasing your pet medicines online.

There is also a new pain medication for your pet. If your dog or other companion animal has had trouble taking the standard pain meds available, or if you would like to consider another approach to pain control, there is a new pain control product based on ancient Chinese medicine. It is derived from a snake venom.

Don't forget to check the Genome Barks Podcasts for the latest news in canine health issues.

At your next vet visit ask about new canine flu vaccines. You and your pet both need a flu shot every year!

Up-to-date information on pet food recalls, new drugs approved for veterinary medicine or links to pet health research and other resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Please check this important info on flea & tick control products from the EPA.