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Surgical AI Using Frozen Semen: Photo Essay

July 30, 2012

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Using syringe to draw up semen
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Poo Sniffing Dogs: Yes, it’s an Actual Job

July 28, 2012

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Dogs find feces from deer much better than we do

Researchers in Brazil have finally confirmed what dog owners have long known to be true: dogs are way better at finding shit than we are. In this experiment, researchers were hoping to prove that scat-detection dogs are worthwhile to biologists for their help in finding the feces of rare species. The team taught a dog […]

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Beware of Popular Sires!

July 26, 2012

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One popular stud dog can create tons of pups!

Once again, the “popular sire” effect is proving to be a disservice to the health of a breed. A study done in France followed 10 different dog breeds and their genetic diseases and prevalence. The goal of the study was to evaluate the risk of disseminating genetic diseases when using line breeding, close breeding, and […]

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Autism Service Dogs Can Save Lives

July 24, 2012

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service dog puppy

Most everyone has heard of guide dogs for the blind, and there are hundreds of organizations around the world dedicated to providing these specially trained animals. Service dogs for children with autism, on the other hand, are just now catching on. Autism is a serious developmental disorder that results in impaired social and communication skills. […]

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Simple Ways to Reduce Your Dog’s Intake of Noxious Chemicals

July 24, 2012

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Irish Wolfhounds are more prone to bone cancer than other breeds

Make sure lawn additives are pet- friendly: According to a 2004 Purdue University Study, dogs exposed to the chemical “2, 4-D” were 4 to 7 times more likely to develop bladder cancers! Georgia’s Legacy, an organization devoted to spreading information about canine cancers  says that lawn chemicals were also found to dramatically increase the risk […]

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Why you need to oppose Breed-Specific Legislation

July 19, 2012

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Breed Specific Legislation Bans Pit bulls, like this puppy

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is in the news once again due to the deplorable euthanization of Lennox, a supposedly “dangerous” pitbull mix in Northern  Ireland. But Northern Ireland is not the only place that allows the extermination of unwanted breeds of dogs. In fact, 11 US States have breed-specific legislation on the books. This year […]

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Using DAT to Help a New Mom Bond with Pups?

July 16, 2012

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Scared mom dog with new litter of puppies

There’s a chemical available that is made to simulate the pheromone produced by lactating bitches. Numerous studies from reputable veterinary journals have shown its usefulness in many applications. Dog Appeasing Pheromones can help puppies become better socialized, according to one such study. The DAP puppies showed fewer signs of fear and anxiety throughout the class […]

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Raising Puppies: 3 Simple Rules to Minimize the Risk of Hip Dysplasia

July 15, 2012

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Prevention of hip problems in dogs starts as pupppies- X ray image

Is there anything we can do to prevent the onset of hip dysplasia? Apparently, yes! Breeders can help minimize the incidence of hip issues by providing the correct environment while the puppy is 0-3 months old.  Researchers in Norway have concluded that a number of things occurred in puppyhood aggravate the onset of hip problems […]

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