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CKC Supports Freedom of Choice Regarding Ear Cropping

Following recent changes to the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia bylaws, banning the ear cropping of dogs, CKC has participated in several media inquiries with the assistance of local subject-matter experts and members—resulting in substantial print and broadcast coverage—to correct misunderstandings and to reaffirm CKC’s position: freedom of choice. While none of the 175… read more

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Memories of Kim

Last week’s blog was about the Phu Quoc (Thai Ridgeback) an undoubtedly striking and beautiful breed but in my opinion the most stunning ‘ridgeback’ still has to be the Rhodesian. My personal experience of this breed came as a teenager back in the mid 1990s. My girlfriend’s father quite unexpectedly (and at a shockingly young… read more

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The Eyes Have It

It happened again this morning. As I was toweling off my face, I dislodged my contact lens. The typical mental dialogue in this scenario goes something like this: ‘Okay, no big deal, once I’m dry and can get to the mirror, I’ll take the lens out, rinse it, and put it back in. Meanwhile, I’ll… read more

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Do the Clothes Make the Doctor?

Veterinary medicine is a dirty job. I’m not talking about unethical behaviors or illicit activities. I’m speaking in a very literal sense, referencing the countless pungent, projectile bodily eliminations, oozing wounds, parasite-infested hair coats, and traumatic injuries we encounter on a daily basis. All of our patients are adorable, but many of them have hygiene… read more

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Cold Spots: Poogan’s Porch

Charleston, SC – There are people in her house. She doesn’t know them, but they come in droves. They eat in her living room, cook in her kitchen, and pay her no mind at all. After such a long life of lonely solitude, the air is thick with conversation and the scent of Lowcountry spices…. read more

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The Benefits of Canned Pumpkin for Your Pet

Jack-o-lanterns, Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving, and pumpkin pie! This is certainly the pumpkin season. But, do you know that pumpkins can be important year-round for some pets? Canned pumpkin is a commonly prescribed dietary additive for some gastrointestinal maladies. From diarrhea to constipation, pumpkin can be a dog’s (or cat’s) best friend. What is canned pumpkin?… read more

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Meet Bailey: The Ghost Hunting Dog of Savannah

Visitors and residents of Savannah, Georgia, who are hoping to catch a glimpse of something (or someone) otherworldly are getting a little help from a rather intuitiveGolden Retriever. Bailey The Ghost Hunting Dog of Savannah accompanies his owner, Melynda Ware-Loomis, as she leads walking ghost tours of what is considered by some to be the… read more

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The American Kennel Club Announces Strategic Partnership with FidoTV

New York, NY- The American Kennel Club (The AKC®) would like to announce that it has partnered with new network FidoTV, the first television programming channel dedicated solely to dog lovers on Dish Network (Channel 245). As part of this strategic partnership, FidoTV will air the 2015 American Kennel Club/Eukanuba National Championship evening events December… read more

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UC Davis Fracture Surgery Program to Help Shelter Dogs in Need of Funding

Eddie, a scruffy 9-month-old stray dog, had a rough start to life. Recently hit by a car, he was taken to an animal shelter unable to walk. X-rays revealed a fracture in his left hind leg. Luckily for Eddie, he was accepted into the Fracture Program at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. This… read more

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Should We Ban Dog Breeding until Every Dog Shelter Empties?

    FORT WORTH, TX, October 22, 2015 –The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that 3.9 million dogs enter community animal shelters every year in the United States. Some shelter dogs are returned to their owners, some are turned over to rescue groups, and some are adopted out. However, ASPCA estimates that 1.2… read more

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