Canine Health

Free Eye Exams for Service, Working & Therapy Dogs

Registration Opens for 10th Anniversary of Annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event Starting April 1, Service and Working Animal owners & handlers can register for a free screening eye exam in May MERIDIAN, Idaho (April 4, 2017) – To Nancy Moore, her dog Giza was no ordinary black lab. Trained at Guide Dogs… read more

Taiwan Passes Landmark Law Banning Eating Dogs or Cats

EATING dogs and cats has been banned in Taiwan. It is the first Asian country to do so. New legislation, passed last week, prevents eating, buying or possessing dog or cat meat. Those who break the law face a fine of about £6,500. Selling the meat in restaurants has also been outlawed, and animal cruelty… read more

KC Told, ‘Lighten Up’ or Risk GSD Clubs Closing

ANY GERMAN Shepherd who shows signs of stress should be dismissed from the ring, the Kennel Club has ruled – but it’s the show managers who are really under stress, according to the breed council secretary. The instruction to dismiss dogs showing stress  is included in a new film emphasising judges’ ‘responsibilities to the health… read more

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Alaska’s New Divorce Law: Pets Are More Than Property

My interest is always piqued by news of changes in laws that view animals as family members rather than personal property. Case in point is a newly amended law in Alaska (Amendment HB 147) that requires consideration of the best interest of companion animals who are caught up in the tangle of divorce. In the… read more

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Exhibitors Wary of CRUFFA Presence at Crufts

Rumours that supporters of Jemima Harrison’s campaign are going to be busy at Crufts no sign of abating. Over the weekend a new meme appeared on Facebook warning exhibitors that Ms Harrison’s Campaign for the Responsible Use of Flat-Faced Animals (CRUFFA) allies may be mingling with exhibitors at the show. It says, ‘Crufts 2017 warning!… read more

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What Do You Do When Ear Drops and Oral Antibiotics Don’t Work?

It’s a problem many of us dog owners have experienced, especially someone like myself who is in love with the Labrador Retriever.  You wake up to find that Fido is dragging his ear along the ground as if trying to pick up a radio signal from China.  You lift that floppy ear up only to… read more

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards First Research Grant Through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium with the National Cancer Institute

In September, 2015, a group of clinicians and investigators in the fields of veterinary and human neuro-oncology, clinical trials, neuropathology, and drug development came together at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. This meeting served as the inaugural event launching a new consortium, the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC) focused on improving the… read more

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A Dog’s Nose: The Next Tool in Detecting Cancer?

Imagine being able to give a sample of your saliva, urine — or even your breath — to get tested for cancer. Believe it or not, an early cancer detection test that’s non-invasive, inexpensive, and safe could soon be a reality. How would this be possible? Through the power of a dog’s nose. Research has… read more

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Ovary-Sparing Spay Surgery (OSS)

My last blog focused on the boys, specifically canine vasectomy, a surgical technique for sterilizing male dogs without removal of their reproductive organs (testicles). Now, it’s time to talk about the girls! The corollary surgery in female dogs is called ovary-sparing spay (OSS). What exactly is ovary-sparing spay surgery? The canine spay surgery traditionally performed… read more

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2017 Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar at Penn Vet

We have expanded this year’s seminar to include not only Veterinary CE credits, but also AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. CE credits! Cost if you pre-register is only $75, On-site $125 Registration cost includes breakfast and lunch Webinar session also offered 3/4/2017 When:Saturday, March 4, 2017 Sessions from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PMWhere: Map this event »… read more

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