Canine Health

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Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Receives Grant to Subsidize Cancer Treatment for Pets

ITHACA – Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has received a three-year, $350,000 grant to subsidize the cost of cancer treatment for dogs and cats. By establishing a “Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund,” the Cornell University Hospital for Animals will be able to provide financial assistance for owners who could… read more

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Addison’s Disease in Dogs

In 1855 Dr. Thomas Addison was the first person to describe a human affliction he dubbed Addison’s disease. Since that time, this disease has become a well-recognized syndrome in both people and dogs. The scientific name for Addison’s disease is hypoadrenocorticism– an insufficient production of essential hormones manufactured by the adrenal glands. Addison’s disease can… read more

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Do Dogs Dream?

Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they do in a fully awake state. Paddling legs, whining, growling, wagging tails, chomping jowls, and twitching noses inspire us to wonder… read more

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FDA Provides Update on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today updated its ongoing investigation into pet illnesses and deaths in animals that ate jerky pet treats. This update includes the latest information about complaints of illnesses, test findings, and measures taken by the agency to identify the cause of the illnesses and deaths. Reported cases have been on… read more

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Six New Grants to Study Epilepsy and Reproductive Diseases in Dogs

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, announces six new grants have been awarded in the areas of canine epilepsy and canine reproductive disease. Four grants were awarded through CHF’s Epilepsy Initiative which aims to better understand the physiologic and genetic… read more

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UC Davis Neurologists Help Dog Regain Mobility

Leah, a 4-year-old female border collie, got loose from her owner and went missing for the night. When a local veterinary facility found her the next day, they immediately called her owner and informed her of Leah’s injury – a facial laceration that they suspected was the result of a deer kick. Otherwise, she was… read more

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How We Must Change as Breeders and Why – A Football Field of Dogs

OK, sports fans, imagine standing on the 50-yard line and looking at an entire football field full of Cardigan Corgis. Thousands of dogs, representing the entire worldwide population of the breed. It is your job to get the breed from this football field to the next field, the field twenty years from now. You can… read more

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Preventing Inherited Urate Bladder Stones in the Bulldog

Though the cruel bull-baiting practices for which the ancestors of bulldogs were used have long passed, the enthusiasm for the modern bulldog as a friendly companion animal is as fervent and robust as ever. Ranked the 4th most registered dog in the AKC, it’s no secret to most that the bulldog has established itself as… read more

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Sneezing Dogs

I recently received a phone call from my aunt who was wondering why Pirate, her beloved Tibetan Terrier, had been sneezing for a couple of days. Pirate appeared to be normal in every other way. We discussed potential causes for his sneezing. I explained to my aunt that only rarely do colds, allergies, and bacterial… read more

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Good Dog: Balancing Act – Your Dog Needs a Job

Most evenings as we settle down to read or watch TV, Jim or I give Otis something to chew. She has many favorites from what I call the “carnage aisle” of the pet store, such as beef kneecaps, bully sticks, and marrowbones. But before Otis gets her nightly chew treat, I always have her perform… read more

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