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Stages of Whelphing a Litter of Puppies


Your dog being pregnant can be a nerve racking time for owners who have not had the experience before. Just like with human babies the first is the most challenging and if you intend on doing this often – don't worry it gets easier with practice...

How to Understand & Prevent Dog Fights


Dogs are very active creatures that enjoy being able to run and jump and play. This need for physical activity is usually satisfied by being able to be outside for a specific time every day. Some dogs have no problem...

Lung Worms


Outdoor pets in certain geographic areas of North America and elsewhere are predisposed to respiratory parasites. Infection typically occurs from exposure to the hosts that carry the parasite. The lung fluke (Paragonimus) is found near lakes that harbor the intermediate host (crayfish and snails) or the racoons that eat them. Dogs that hunt and eat raccoon meat may be at risk.

The Effects of Jumping on Forelimb Injuries


When jumping over obstacles, dogs land with significant force applied to their forelimbs. If this is an infrequent event, then the impact is usually of little concern, but repetitive jumping over many years may have significant consequences. Repeated impact loading has been documented to cause some overuse injuries in human athletes.

Introducing a Dog to a New Baby


You or your family is expecting a new baby; however, you already have a "child," the family dog. The dog has been a member of the household since puppyhood and is very attached to you.

Autoimmune Diseases


The term "Autoimmune disease" is currently making the rounds among dog breeders and exhibitors and in the veterinary community. Diseases caused by a defective immune system are of particular concern among many purebred fanciers. (Some people use the abbreviation AID for (A)uto (I)mmune (D)isease. Due to possible confusion with AIDS,(acquired immune deficiency syndrome), a completely different disease, I have not used this acronym.)

IN SUMMER'S HEAT, PREVENT CANINE HEAT EXHAUSTION


It's not just the canine athletes -- the Frisbee leapers, the runners and jumpers -- that are susceptible to heat exhaustion. Every dog is a potential victim of summer's heat.

Introducing a Dog to a New Baby


You or your family is expecting a new baby; however, you already have a "child," the family dog. The dog has been a member of the household since puppyhood and is very attached to you.

Hip Dysplasia


Canine hip Dysplasia (CHD)---the most common orthopedic problem in dogs---is caused by a loose hipbone-thighbone connection.

Canine Heroes Not to be Forgotten!


Dedicated to the memory of all those who served in Italy, France, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and Great Britain all have formal monuments and decorations dedicated to war dogs by the military organizations under which they served.

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