Editor Susan Chaney interviews an associate professor of reproduction and pediatrics to learn the warning signs of mastitis. The bacterial infection of the mammary glands can occur in all breeds and sizes of dogs, and many factors can contribute to its presentation. Find out what to look for in the nursing bitch, and learn how to prevent this painful condition from becoming a real medical emergency.
Kayla Bertagnolli’s thoughts have turned to dreams. Our DFR Blogger says she likes to dream big, and finds that a little fantastic thinking can be the perfect motivator for achieving any goal. Discover how the hard work of turning a dream into reality can begin with an inspired idea.
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By Kayla Bertagnolli
Dream: “A series of thoughts, images and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.”
This time of year, the dog show world is packed with pressure-filled moments as we near the countdown to some big events. Although some of our favorite shows are still months away, they will be right in front of us before we know it. This has gotten me thinking about the dreams we all have. Personally I like to dream big, and I’m guessing you do too. more
Stop Mastitis in Its Tracks
By Susan Chaney
The secret to managing mastitis, a bacterial infection that invades the mammary glands of nursing bitches, is to identify it as early as possible.
“I think most important is to always check the mammary glands,” says Margret L. Casal, D.V.M., associate professor of reproduction and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. It’s easy for breeders, she says, to focus on the rear end of the dog because that’s where the puppies come out, but a twice-daily check of the area around the teats can stop mastitis in its tracks. more