Health Issues

By understanding your dog you can discover issues before they become a problem.

THE WORST 10 DOG POISONS

FROM FIRST TO TENTH IN DOG POISONS FIRST Medications that are over-the-counter.   A group that contains acetaminophen  (Tylenol),  ibuprofen and naproxen  (Advil,  Aleve),  also including herbal and nutraceutical products. SECOND Medications prescribed for people.   These are drugs that might be beneficial or even lifesaving for humans but can have the opposite effect in dogs.   And […]

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Why Puppies Teeth

WHY PUPPIES TEETH

WHY PUPPIES TEETH Soon after birth puppies begin cutting their teeth,  and generally the milk teeth are through by the end of the first month.   These are twenty-eight in number and consist of twelve incisors,  four canines,  and twelve molars evenly divided between the upper and lower jaws.   Like the first teeth in children,  they […]

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Puppies Need You

WHEN NEW-BORN PUPPIES NEED FIRST AID

WHEN PUPPIES NEED HELP How It Was Done In The Old Days When at birth the navel string can be tied with ordinary white cotton thread and the afterbirth cut off with knife and scissors.   This should be burned, for the mother begins licking her puppies immediately and is sure to eat it if she […]

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UC DAVIS CANINE CANCER STUDY

VACCS: Vaccination Against Canine Cancer Study UC Davis Veterinary Medicine “Help us prevent cancer in dogs with a new vaccine!” Share study Animal: Dogs Age: 6-10 years Healthy Pets: Yes Keywords: cancer, vaccine, healthy, dog, canine Type: Preventative vaccine study Target: 275 Participants Investigator: Dr. Jenna Burton, Associate Professor, Clinical Oncology University of California, Davis […]

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PROTECTING THE HEARING OF MILITARY DOGS

The U.S. Army Is Developing Better Hearing Protection for Its Dogs Like human personnel, military dogs are susceptible to hearing loss from exposure to high levels of noise image: https://thumbs-prod.si-cdn.com/1abo0I34N63cfhi2lJHk8OfqveY=/800×600/filters:no_upscale()/https://public-media.si-cdn.com/filer/a8/3a/a83a21d7-ed10-47d1-9b9f-23e4f2284fac/1-innovativehe.jpgA dog wears the Canine Auditory Protection System, or CAPS. (Zeteo Tech) By Brigit Katz smithsonian.com December 6, 2019 521301191 Highly trained dogs play an integral […]

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SAVE YOUR DOG THROUGH PROPER NUTRITION

HOW TO TAKE A DOGS TEMPERATURE

JUST LIKE HUMAN BEINGS DOGS CAN GET A TEMPERATURE TOO You can use an ordinary human clinical thermometer to take a dog’s temperature.   The thermometer is first shaken down to 96 F,  or lower,  and inserted in the rectum.   After a minute or two,  it is removed and held up to the light.   The sharper […]

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STOP THE KILLING OF DOGS AND PETS

THE GOAL OF THE:  NO KILL ADVOCACY CENTER   NO KILL ADVOCACY CENTER No Kill Declaration This year, some two million animals will be killed in shelters. The vast majority can and should be placed into loving homes or should never enter shelters in the first place. But there is hope. No Kill sheltering models, based […]

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SAVE YOUR DOG FROM SEPARATION ANXIETY

WHAT ARE THE FACTORS IN SEPARATION ANXIETY? FEAR Real fear always involves avoidance,  while apparently trying to decrease the probability of social interaction. ANXIETY Unlike fear,  avoidance is not anxiety’s first choice.   Dogs that are driven primarily by anxiety may put themselves into a social system,  although it can make them uncomfortable and worried.   Both […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Bo, the Obama family dog, greet audience members at ChildrenÕs National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2011. Mrs. Obama read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" during a Christmas holiday program with children, parents and staff. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)  This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.Ê

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT DRUGS FOR DOGS

QUESTIONS MOST OFTEN ASKED ABOUT ANIMAL DRUGS JUST WHAT IS AN APPROVED ANIMAL DRUG? For a drug to be approved it has to go through the FDA’s drug approval process.   During this process,  the FDA reviews information submitted by the drug company about the animal drug.  When the information meets the requirements for approval,  the […]

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