Canine Health

Big news on Thursday, 14th of September, 2017.

Thursday, 14th of September was a great event for the dog world, as this was the inaugural of the Eukanuba Performance Games at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. Four days packed with dog performance events designed to test a dog’s speed, agility & performance! Early Thursday morning, the event was officially opened with a ribbon… read more

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Are You Smarter than a Vet Student About Ear Infections? Take Quiz!

Ear infections are so darn common, particularly amongst dogs, and can be the cause of multiple veterinary hospital visits.If you care for a dog or cat with recurrent or chronic ear infections, it behooves you to become as informed about this issue as possible. Here’s an opportunity to test your knowledge about this common malady…. read more

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Stem Cell Treatment for Spina Bifida Helps Dogs and Children at UC Davis

Sibling bulldogs Darla and Spanky, born with spina bifida, are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy—a combination of surgery and stem cells—developed at UC Davis by a team of veterinary and human medicine researchers and clinicians. The breakthrough may lead to advancements in human treatments for babies with the disease…. read more

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Minimal Invasive Surgery from U.C. Davis

A great story in dog health, a 7 year old yellow Labrador retriever named Makana, was diagnosed with bilateral adrenal cancer. Adrenal cancer is a difficult cancer for small animals. The adrenal gland is closely to vena canva, the largest vein in the abdomen as well as the renal arteries and veins (to the kidneys),… read more

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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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