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Expert Advice: Events Iowa Group Celebrates Responsible Dog Breeding and Legislative Champions at State Capitol
For the past several years, legislation has been introduced in Iowa that would further expand some of the most restrictive dog breeding rules in the country. A dedicated group of Iowa breeders and club members have joined together and been working tirelessly to share the other side of the story – all the ways responsible […] | February 24, 2016
glucosamine for dogs
Expert Advice: General Health What Is Glucosamine For, and Can It Help Dogs?
Like people, many dogs suffer from arthritis, especially as they age. This painful condition occurs when cartilage, the cushioning between the bones, begins to thin and wear away and the ends of the bones start to rub against each other. It may be caused by trauma, disease, or wear and tear that comes with use over years. […] | February 23, 2016
ear mites in dogs
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Ear Mites In Dogs: What Owners Need To Know
If your dog is shaking and scratching his head, it may be because Otodectes cynotis has taken up residence in his ear canal. The bug’s Latin name translates as “ear beggar of the dog.” It is an arachnid, in the same family as spiders and ticks. The name perfectly describes what these tiny creatures do, which is […] | February 23, 2016
diabetes in dogs
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Diabetes in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can affect dogs and cats and other animals (including apes, pigs, and horses) as well as humans. Although diabetes can’t be cured, it can be managed very successfully. Diabetes mellitus, or “sugar diabetes,” is the type of diabetes seen most often in dogs. It is a metabolism disorder. Metabolism […] | February 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Studies Lifetime Golden Retriever Study Is Largest, Longest Effort To Improve Health Of Dogs
Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is observing 3,000 Golden Retrievers across the United States to learn more about canine disease and cancer. Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds, making up 600,000 of the 80 million dogs in the U.S. This study, which follows the dogs from an early age until […] | January 19, 2016
Expert Advice: News AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Klein On Canine Flu
Dr. Jerry Klein In early March 2015, there appeared to be a significant outbreak of Kennel Cough in Chicago. Our hospital, a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility, regularly sees a high volume of sick and injured dogs and cats. But what we were seeing in Spring 2015 was different. Suddenly, a large number of coughing, sick […] | January 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Recipes Recipe: How to Make Your Own Paw Balm for Winter
To some dogs (especially breeds built for cold weather), there’s nothing more exciting than a romp around a snowy yard after a winter storm. But icy conditions of the yard or cold pavements can be damaging a pet’s paws. The national breed club for the Newfoundland, a large breed built for wintery work, shared with […] | January 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Should Dog Owners Be Worried About the New Strain of Dog Flu?
Pet owners are on high alert with the recent re-emergence of a rare strain of dog flu that has been affecting thousands of dogs all over the country in the last 10 months. An outbreak of strain H3N2, a type of avian flu previously seen in dogs only in Korea, China and Thailand, emerged in […] | January 14, 2016
Expert Advice: News Popular Salt Christmas Ornaments Can Be Deadly For Dogs
A family is warning pet owners about the danger of a popular craft project and decoration that caused the death of their dog, Lexi. While not supervised, two-and-a-half-year-old Lexi snuck downstairs in the home of Larry and Hope Pospisil and ate a salt ornament, which the couple had crafted with their young daughter. It featured […] | December 22, 2015
dog dna tests
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices What You Need to Know About Dog DNA Tests
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is composed of a sequence of substances known as nucleotides. It carries the unique blueprint for every individual living organism—from the smallest bacterium to humans. Genes are segments of DNA, and these code for specific proteins that play the central role in building, maintaining, and reproducing a cell. Dogs have about 20,000 […] | December 21, 2015

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