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Expert Advice: General Health Protect Your Dog From These Hidden Hot-Weather Hazards
Summer means ice cream, hikes in the woods, swimming in ponds, running through fields, and, generally having a ball while soaking up the warmth. All that fun in the sun can have a downside, though. Most people are aware of the more obvious hazards that come with long, warm days—heat stroke, drowning, disease-spreading mosquitoes, fleas […] | August 11, 2015
Expert Advice: News New Test Available for Bacterial Disease Affecting Dogs and Humans
A recent increase nationwide in cases of a serious bacterial disease has caused concern among U.S. dog owners, but thankfully a new test is available that may speed diagnosis and allow quicker treatment. This week the veterinary diagnostics company IDEXX Laboratories announced the release of the SNAP® Lepto Test that detects antibodies for leptospirosis, a sometimes […] | July 27, 2015
Expert Advice: News Recent Cases of Leptospirosis in Parts of the U.S. of Concern to Dog Owners
This week a number of dogs frequenting the same dog park in Fresno, California, are reported to have been infected with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial disease. An increase of cases among pet dogs was also seen in the Denver areaearlier this year. Leptospirosis can affect humans, dogs, and many other animals. It is caused by […] | July 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Feature A Conversation with Doug and Michaelanne Johnson, Bugaboo OES
How did you start breeding Old English Sheepdogs? Michaelanne: The OES was my dream dog as a young girl. When Doug and I got married, I was looking at ads for houses and there was an ad for Old English Sheepdog puppies for sale. We went to see them—just to look—and Doug purchased my first […] | July 13, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Survival Tips for Tough Tick Season
Scientists predict a boom in this repulsive parasite in 2015, but simple measures can reduce your dog’s disease risk. Even as temperatures soar toward triple digits, we are still suffering from one surprising effect of last winter’s brutal snowfalls—more ticks. Deep snow banks provided protection for these repulsive parasites, say scientists from the University of […] | July 8, 2015
Expert Advice: News Canine Influenza Virus: Update on a Deadly Flu
In January of this year, veterinarians in Chicago began seeing cases of Canine Infectious Disease (CIRD). A highly contagious strain of dog flu, it causes a persistent and lingering cough, poor appetite, fever, and lethargy. It can develop into pneumonia and be fatal in dogs with compromised immune systems. This newer strain is believed to […] | June 22, 2015
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Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Health Concerns
New dog owners should take the time to learn the signs of potential health problems that might develop as a puppy matures into an adult dog. Here are some of the conditions to watch for: Allergies In dogs, allergies often show up as skin conditions, itchy ears, head-shaking, scratching, or bald or raw spots, though […] | June 10, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training How Dog Training Heals Psychological Combat Trauma
Rick Yount, Founder and Executive Director, Warrior Canine Connection What is it about training a service dog for a fellow Veteran that makes it such an effective therapy for military Service Members and Veterans who are battling post-traumatic stress, or dealing with the effects of a mild traumatic brain injury received during deployment? The answers […] | June 9, 2015
Expert Advice: News Canine Flu Continues To Spread, Cases Reported In Michigan
A case of the H3N2 canine influenza has affected a dog in the Macomb County area of Michigan according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. More than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest have caught the canine flu virus since it first broke. This case in Macomb County and two additional cases in […] | May 19, 2015
Expert Advice: News First Case of Canine Flu Surfaces in Georgia
Veterinarians in Georgia are treating a dog for symptoms of canine flu—the first case of the disease to surface in that state. The sick dog was brought to the University of Georgia’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital and has tested positive for the disease, according to news media reports. Veterinarians there won’t know until later this week […] | May 18, 2015

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