June 6, 2012 Subscribe

The Warning Signs of Pyometra, plus Racing Out of the Gate

Senior Editor Christi McDonald shares a personal story of how one of her Toy Poodles developed pyometra and lived to see another day. Christi’s experience in a veterinary office alerted her to the seriousness of the situation when her little dog suddenly stopped acting like herself. Find out the symptoms of this disease that can threaten intact bitches in the prime of their lives.

Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn likes to walk her dogs in pairs. In the Down and Back today, she identifies her Bouviers and Scotties with the ponies and Thoroughbreds she’ll be watching on television at this year’s Belmont Stakes. Discover how each breed benefits when walked with the other, and learn which dogs are Pilar’s racehorses and which are their stable mates.

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Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Know the Warning Signs of Pyometra
By Christi McDonald

I had an experience several years ago with one of my older champion bitches who developed pyometra, and afterward I discovered that lots of people who breed and show dogs have never experienced it. It is something you want to recognize immediately when it happens because it can be fatal. more

Out of the Gate
By Pilar Kuhn

Two at a time.

This is what I say when I grab leashes to walk the dogs in the morning. I do not want to look like a professional dog walker around our neighborhood with our mini-pack, so I have to choose which two dogs to pair up. Inevitably I choose one “stable pony” and one “racehorse” every time.

If you’re planning to watch the Belmont Stakes horse race this Saturday afternoon – and if you’re like me, you’re hoping for another Triple Crown winner in I’ll Have Another – you’ll see each racehorse being escorted to the starting gate by a calm and collected stable pony. more

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The Back Story
Billy Wheeler
The Down and Back
Pilar Kuhn
Kayla Bertagnolli
Dog Show Poop
Billy Wheeler

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