Canine Health

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Leadingedge Dog Show Academy: Knot Your Average Topknot

Does your poodle topknot have you tied in knots? Allison to the rescue! This is a step-by-step visual guide to mastering more than a dozen ways to keep your poodle’s topknot worry free. Never banded or wrapped a poodle before? Don’t even know what those words mean? This is the course for you! Allison’s clear instructions will… read more

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California, Advocate for Animal Welfare: Write Senators to Oppose AB 485 Before the July 17 Hearing!

Be a true advocate for animal welfare. Write Senators to oppose AB 485, the inhumane bill that will endanger California’s pet population! Despite good intentions, some California lawmakers are placing the surplus of foreign stray and unwanted animals above the health and safety of the citizen pet population through AB 485. One need only look… read more

Ticks and Their Hiding Spaces

Tick season is here and it is important to keep the parasites off of your dog for their safety. Here are just some spots you want to check right after passing tall grass or just checking ticks. The first spot you want to check out is the ear. Ticks like tall grass and as we… read more

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Leadingedge Academy Launches New Handler Education Series- Special Offer at Article End

Are you looking for resources to improve your handling, training, grooming, dog show knowledge yet you’ve been limited by time or access? Want to improve your presentation in the juniors ring? Leadingedge Dog Show Academy, a new YouTube training series, is dedicated to answering these questions.  Leadingedge Academy’s curriculum ranges in content specific to a… read more

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Saving Lives – A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Dog CPR

Knowing how to behave in an emergency could save the life of your furry friend. To many of us, our animals are part of the family, but would you know what to do if things went wrong?  Could you do even the most basic of things such as checking if your dog’s heart is still… read more

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2017 : The Dog Show Circuit and Canine Influenza – My Story

Sunday, May 14, Perry GA. Best of breed in Black Russian Terriers has just finished. Arisha takes breed and will stay with her handler for the groups. My wife prepares to pack up the boys, Oli and Charlie, for the 10 hour drive home. It’s a good weekend for “the bears” as we call them…. read more

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Orthopedic Surgeons Successfully Utilize Bone Regrowth Technology

  Five years ago, UC Davis veterinary oral surgeons started using a bone growth stimulator to regrow jawbones in dogs. To date, they have successfully regrown nearly three dozen jawbones. Now, that technology has made its way to orthopedic surgery, and is being utilized to repair bone injuries in dogs’ legs. Dr. Amy Kapatkin, chief… read more

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Support for Cancer Patients Using Herbs and Supplements

It’s estimated that 80 percent of people with cancer take herbs and/or supplements as part of their treatment regimen. This trend has extended to animals- more and more people are administering these products to pets diagnosed with cancer. More commonly used supplements and herbs are described below. Further studies on most if not all of… read more

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Campaigners Rejoice as Dog Meat Banned at China Festival

  DOG meat is to be banned – at least temporarily – at the infamous Yulin festival in China following vigorous campaigning by animal welfare groups and general disapproval of the event. Tens of thousands of dogs are bludgeoned to death at the festival every year, but it now appears that the Government is to… read more

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Motion Analysis Lab Could Lead to Better Treatments for Small Animals, Orthopedic Procedures in Humans

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Diagnosing and treating service dogs and companion animals with orthopedic injuries can be challenging for clinicians and owners. Often, observable limps or the occasional whine may be the only clues for veterinarians when assessing arthritis or soft tissue injuries in pets. Now, using cutting-edge technologies, veterinarians at the University of Missouri are… read more

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