Additional Health Resources

Like any mixed or purebred dog, a Tibetan Terrier may encounter health issues during their life. Below, are a compilation of links and resources which pet owners may find helpful. For even more links, and information on research being supported, check out the Tibetan Terrier Health & Welfare Foundation.


Looking for a clinical trial if your dog has been diagnosed with a health condition? Here are some links that may help:

AVMA Health Studies Database 

Clinical Trials

Research Trials in Veterinary Oncology


Cancer can be an issue for all dogs regardless of breed or mix, not just Tibetan Terriers. According to the Veterinary Cancer Society, one in four dogs (regardless of breed) will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. The numbers are even higher for elderly dogs; almost 50% of dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer according to the AVMA.

For more information on Canine Cancer, please consider visiting: The Canine Cancer Library at the National Canine Cancer Foundation For help finding an oncologist : Find a VCS member


No matter how long they are with us, it is never long enough. Even though Tibetan Terriers are a relatively long-lived breed, owners may find themselves facing decisions toward the end of their beloved companion’s life. We’re often asked “Will I know when it’s time?” Although these questions and decision are best posed to your veterinarian, some owners have found “How Will I Know When It’s Time”, and “Honoring the Bond: Support for Pet Owners” from Ohio State University to be helpful.

The Tibetan Terrier Health & Genetics Committee

The TTCA Health & Genetics Committee strives to help Tibetan Terriers lead longer, healthier lives by advancing Tibetan Terrier health interests, providing support to owners, educating the breed fancy, and promoting open communication about health issues. Please feel free to reach out to a member of the committee.

The links on this site are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for veterinary care, advice or treatment. Please consult your veterinarian with any questions or health care concerns. By providing links to external sites, the TTCA does not guarantee or endorse the information available at these sites. The TTCA is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any website accessed through a link.