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Liver Disease in Dogs: Part I

The liver is an amazingly complex organ and is responsible for multiple functions in the body, all of which are vital for good health. Such multi-tasking means that there are a number of things that can go awry. It’s not surprising then that canine liver disease is so common. The liver happens to be remarkably… read more

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The American Kennel Club Expands Breeder Education Program

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Breeder Education platform to include new courses and materials.  With Royal Canin USA as the sponsor, the AKC continues its long-standing commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs by creating one of the world’s foremost… read more

Do You Love Your Vet?

This is a tough time to be a vet. In September 2014, Dr. Sophia Yin, a vibrant, compassionate, world-renowned veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, committed suicide at the age of 48. Her death shocked the veterinary community. A remarkable outpouring from within the veterinary profession soon followed to raise awareness of depression, compassion fatigue, and suicide… read more

AKC Backs Cruelty Hotline Bill

North Carolina’s Senate Bill 209 aims to establish an animal-welfare hotline and website within the state attorney general’s office as well as a court fee to support the investigation of animal-cruelty violations. The AKC supports this bill and AKC Government Relationssees the proposed law as an important step in safeguarding the health and welfare of… read more

TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products Recalls Puppy Starter Kit Due To Possible Salmonella Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 22, 2015 – TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from… read more

Helping Pets Keep a Happy, Healthy Smile – Tips to maintaining canine dental health

“I wish there were a magic pill to make me lose weight!” What does this have to do with dental health, you ask? Well, just like weight loss, there is, unfortunately, no magic kibble that will make your dog’s teeth clean and sparkly. It takes both work and a healthy diet to have a fit… read more

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WKC — Day One

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell I expect most of us saw the Group Winners or least heard a Twitter on it. Big Beagle, Shih Tzu, Standard Poodle. Old English Sheepdog. So far the Vegas odds-makers are two for four. Curtiss’ Pom, Group 2, was… read more

Dogs Hear Our Words and How We Say Them

When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said–those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences–but also to other features of that speech–the emotional tone and the speaker’s gender, for instance. Now, a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on November 26 provides… read more

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New Hope for Paraplegic Dogs

There are many causes of paraplegia or hind end paralysis in dogs. Far and away, the most common cause is intervertebral disc disease (aka, slipped disc or herniated disc). Dachshunds are the “poster dogs” for this disease. Surgery to remove the disc material compressing the spinal cord can prevent paralysis in many cases. For some… read more

Communication Breakdown or Comedy Show? Veterinarians See It All…

The five crucial components to a veterinary visit include recording a patient’s vital signs, taking a complete medical history, performing a comprehensive physical exam, recommending laboratory tests, and discussing the utility of other ancillary studies. You might be surprised to learn that the most useful of those five pieces of the diagnostic puzzle has nothing… read more

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