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Newborn Resuscitation Guide

September 6, 2012

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Male Dogs that Faint While Breeding?

September 1, 2012

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stud dog faints

Many dog breeders have heard of (or seen) a dog pass out during a tied breeding. Is this a normal occurrence, or a sign of a dangerous health condition? Under normal conditions, no dog should faint. Dogs that do faint often have severe underlying medical conditions, and should be taken to a veterinarian right away. […]

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Deadly Chicken Treats

August 27, 2012

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Dog treats from Chinese chicken could kill your puppy

Pet food recalls are scary business, especially when they are large enough to reach the national news. Salmonella is the usual contaminant found, even in premium brands of food such as Solid Gold. However, there is another threat that has not made it into the headlines: Chinese chicken treats. Though the FDA issued warnings about […]

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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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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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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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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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