Is Giardiasis Getting Too Much Attention for Diarrhea?

You remember the Pepto Bismol jingle, right? “Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!” Some of you may be running for the toilet paper just thinking about it. But in all seriousness, those signs sum up the bulk of what your dog or cat may experience if they have an active infection with Giardia. How does… read more

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Terriers Tap into Their Hunting Abilities at First UK Earthdog Workshop

THE FIRST UK Earthdog Workshop took place at the Kennel Club’s building at Stoneleigh on Friday of last week, writes Sheila Atter. Four Border Terriers, three Parson Russell Terriers, two Plummers and a Cesky Terrier along with six handlers were present at what is hoped will become a regular event.   Earthdog is a concept… read more

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Topknot Bow Deterrent in New Shih Tzu Standard

THE SHIH Tzu Standard is to change to include a deterrent to showing dogs with bows in their topknots.   From November 1 the wording will state, ‘It is strongly recommended that the hair on head is tied up without adornment’.   It is understood the Kennel Club included the clause on the breed clubs’… read more


As the Wheels Turn – BREAKING NEWS!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!!! … IF YOU DON’T READ ANYTHING ELSE TODAY, YOU MUST SEE THIS!! We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you this up to the minute report from the front lines at your local dog show… Sources close to the campaign tell us that the dog show this weekend is RIGGED! Yes, RIGGED!… read more


Setting Up a Trust for Your Pet

A dear friend of mine just entered hospice care. After a courageous battle, she is finally surrendering to ovarian cancer. In a conversation shared yesterday, she told me that she wants her beloved horse Partner to go to one of our mutual friends along with her truck and trailer and money to take care of… read more

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Congressional Veterinarians Introduce Resolution Honoring Purebred Dogs

New York, NY – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL-3] and Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day.  The resolution, H. Con Res. 170, highlights the crucial role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in United… read more


The American Kennel Club & Royal Canin Bring Nation’s Largest Canine Extravaganza To Orlando

– Fun-filled Dog Event Formerly Known As Celebrate Dogs – New York, NY (Oct. 18, 2016) — Canine Extravaganza, the nation’s largest celebration of dogs, returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th with exciting elements for all dog lovers.  Tickets are on sale this week. Formerly known as Celebrate Dogs! and presented by the… read more

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Lily & Jo: The Road to Agility Dog Champion

Sometimes we pick our dogs, but more often they “pick” us. They put their complete faith in us, and we are challenged to do likewise with them. In agility, that can be amplified when one chooses a breed that isn’t considered one of the top in the sport to reach for those coveted top-tier titles…. read more


Resources for Disaster Planning for Pets

A collection of some helpful internet resources on disaster planning for pets. The current situation with Hurricane Matthew is a good reminder that we should always be prepared to care for our pets in case of a natural disaster. We’ve put together some helpful resources below: WebMd provides a helpful slideshow on disaster planning preparation… read more


AKC Canine Health Foundation is partnering with VetVine to present a free educational webinar on Cancer Immunotherapy

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is partnering with VetVine to present a free educational webinar on Cancer Immunotherapy: Basic Concepts and Strategies for Improving Treatment Outcomes, on Tuesday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. This special event will feature Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (oncology).  Dr. Fan will provide dog lovers with information on: – The cellular and non-cellular participants involved… read more

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