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Expert Advice: News Canine Flu Outbreak
  A rare outbreak of canine flu in the Chicago area has sickened more than 1,000 dogs, including five who died, in the past month, according to veterinarians in the region. The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control is warning dog owners to avoid dog parks, group training activities and dog daycare and […] | April 7, 2015
Expert Advice: News Come, Grow Old With Me – CDS and Caring for Elderly Dogs
by Sandra MurrayReprinted from: Essential Elements, ShowSight Magazine   Reprinted from: Essential Elements, ShowSight Magazine As a youngster she had won her breed’s National Sweepstakes. Not long after that win, she finished her championship with three 5 point majors, all at large regional specialties. During her specials career she earned multiple Group placements and Best […] | April 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Canine Flu: Highly Contagious
Canine Flu: the nasty but treatable virusCanine influenza, or “canine flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs. Like a human head cold, there is no cure, but a vaccine has been developed that can lessen the severity of the flu symptoms. The canine flu virus can be in aerosol form, inhaled by a […] | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Gum and Candy: Not so Sweet for Dogs
Artificial Sweetener in Some Gum and Candy Can be Fatal to Small Dogs There have been stories claiming that sugar-free gum can kill dogs. Many dog owners still aren’t clear on the facts. There is an artificial sweetener that is harmful, even fatal, for dogs. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in sugar-free products such […] | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Common Canine Diseases
Conscientious Owners Can Keep Their Dogs Disease-Free Many common canine diseases can be prevented or treated with available vaccines. Dogs are susceptible to many diseases transmitted by contact with infected dogs or wildlife. Here are the common canine diseases: Rabies -- Transmitted by bites from infected animals. Symptoms can include seizures, paralysis, aggression and lack […] | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dangerous Parasites (And How To Protect Your Dog From Them)
What You Should Know About Parasites While you are outside tossing tennis balls to your terrier, you should be aware that there are parasites that can affect the health of your pet. While you are outside tossing tennis balls to your terrier, you should be aware that there are parasites that can affect the health of your pet. As […] | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: Home Protect Your Pooch from Poisonous Plants
Some Garden-Variety Plants Can Send Your Dog to the Vet It’s amazing how few people are aware that some household and garden plants can be poisonous to dogs: 93 percent of Americans can’t identify exactly what plants they have in their home! Limit your dog's potential for contact with houseplants and discourage any nibbling. As […] | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Learning from Heartbreak
We can only make informed decisions if we glean information from our experiences as breeders—including some that are heartbreaking. The most important dog you own is not the one who won the most ribbons, produced the most champions, or sleeps in your bed. It’s the one who just died of something other than old age, […] | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Dealing with Arthritis in Dogs
If you have an older dog, look for symptoms that could suggest pain. If you suspect arthritis, see your veterinarian and get the diagnosis confirmed. One in five adult dogs suffers from arthritis, researchers say. Yet there is no reason these dogs can't enjoy full lives. We have a number of ways to address this […] | March 20, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Can Gum Make My Dog Sick?
Do not ever feed your dog sugar-free products such as gum, certain candy, and diet aids. Dogs are increasingly at risk for potential exposure to these products because they contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol, which damages the dog's liver. One stick of sugar-free gum can contain up to one gram of the substance, and as few […] | January 15, 2015

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