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As the Wheels Turn – Dogs First, Always!

I so, so desperately wish our lead story on Monday was not about dead dogs due to an AC outage in a professional handler’s truck. Somebody asked me “how would you feel if it happened to you?” My reply was I have worked for 20+ years with one primary goal: to never find out. I… read more

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When You Can’t Make Up Your Mind

During nearly every consultation, there comes a time where pet owners must make the decision whether to pursue chemotherapy or not. While a small number of people arrive assured that they will treat their pets, more frequently owners arrive with an open mind to the available options, searching for all possible choices before moving forward…. read more

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14 Dogs Die in Roseland When Truck’s Air Conditioning Fails

Editors note:  We understand the gravity and sorrow surrounding the tragedy at the Roseland Shows. The investigation is under way and there is not yet a clear fact pattern to make any determinations yet. We send our condolences to the owners of the dogs and their handler. The Humane Society of St. Joseph County is… read more

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New APHIS Web Site Makes it Easier to Understand international Pet Travel Requirement

Yesterday, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service launched a new web site intended to help international travelers easily determine travel requirements for pets.  The site, called APHIS Pet Travel, provides up-to-date information and import requirements for over 130 countries and territories, including required time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic… read more

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Rocky Mountain Cluster Dismantled

A staple on the dog show calendar for the intermountain region since 1985, the five day cluster of specialties and all-breed shows in mid-February at the National Western Stock Show Complex will cease to exist in 2017. From the Colorado Kennel Club website:  “An open Letter to exhibitors: The decision to discontinue the Rocky Mountain… read more

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Crufts to Host Eukanuba World Challenge

CRUFTS is to host the tenth anniversary Eukanuba World Challenge next year. The opening ceremony and semi-final will take place in the Arena on Thursday at 5.30pm before the terrier and hound groups, and the final will be in the Arena on Friday at the same time before the utility and toy groups. The event… read more

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YKC Members Bring Home Medals at First Junior Agility Championship

YOUNG Kennel Club (YKC) members representing Team GB took home two overall bronze medals after competing in the European Open Junior Agility Championships in Slovakia for the first time. Team GB Red – Belle Howlett and Leia, Sammy Pegg with Blaze, Adam Stretton and Jet and Daniel Croxford with Briar – won bronze in the… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Who Is Your Mentor?

I was recently asked this question by Pat Trotter for a Dog News “10 questions” profile. My automatic response was, my mom. She is the one who taught me how to *act* as a breeder… Stand behind your dogs, treat people fairly, make your puppy buyers part of your family. My Mom! My first Mentor…. read more

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Vaccine Antibody Titers: Are They a Good Choice for Your Dog?

Perhaps you know a little bit about antibody titers (aka, vaccine titers, vaccine serology, and titer testing), but find the topic to be confusing. Rest assured, you are in good company. The topic is somewhat complicated, and recommendations as to how to use antibody titers vary widely. Until relatively recently, antibody titer testing was quite… read more

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Purina Farms Opens “Better with Pets,” an Interactive and Inspirational Exhibit Exploring Life with Dogs and Cats

Why is life better when shared with a pet? Purina invites pet lovers to find out through a new exhibit, titled “Better with Pets” – Discover Life with Dogs and Cats, now open at the Purina Farms Visitor Center (PurinaFarms.com) in Gray Summit, Missouri. A family-friendly attraction designed specifically for pet lovers, Purina Farms brings… read more

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