Day: August 6, 2015

Canine Idiopathic Megaesophagus: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy

Megaesophagus Washington State College of Vet Med ? Pet Health Topics Less commonly recognized signs that may be seen in a small number of dogs with hypothyroidism include dilation of the esophagus (megaesophagus) causing regurgitation, and abnormal function of nerves or muscles leading to weakness …

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Chronic Kidney Disease in the Kerry Blue Terrier

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a common disease that generally affects older dogs and cats with a high mortality rate. It is a disease of the kidneys which can affect a variety of parts of the body and manifest with many different symptoms. CKD is …

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Heartworm: History and Prevention

Jeff Grognet is a veterinarian with a practice in British Columbia (Canada) and is vice president of the British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association. He is a frequent contributor to the AKC GAZETTE. Copyright the American Kennel Club, Inc., 2008. No portion of this article may …

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IBD’s Cause: ‘The Million-Dollar Question’

Indy, a 2-year-old German Shepherd Dog, was having another bout of diarrhea. She’s had it since she contracted Clostridium perfringens, an intestinal bacterial infection, as a puppy. In fact, said owner Karen Holowinski of Denver, Cob., “She gets these bad episodes of diarrhea every other …

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Invitation to Help Us Solve the Aggression Issues in Kerries

KBTF Dedicates $8,500 to analyze your Kerry’s blood and come up with a marker for Thyroid Disease What if the aggression is the result of an underlying health problem? Recently, the Rescue Coordination team worked with some people who were considering releasing their Kerry because …

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FAQs: Thyroid Diagnostics & Treatment

When do classical clinical signs of canine hypothyroidism appear?   The classical clinical signs with low thyroid values occur onlyafter 70% or more of thyroid tissue has been destroyed or damaged. Other clinical and behavioral changes can present during the early phase. Are basal thyroid …

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Why Selling Kerries in Pet Stores Is Bad Business

Permission granted to distribute freely upon providing link to Kerry Blue Web Site (http://www.kerryblues.info). Across the U.S., pet stores are finding it extremely difficult to sell Kerries. As a result, they lose money on the breed. Here’s a look at why. Why Pet Store Kerries …

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How Do You Earn the Title "Breeder"?

Reprinted with permission of author, from Boxer Shorts, official newsletter of the Boxer Club of Canada Inc. How do you earn the title “breeder”? I don’t mean the term as it is used on a registration certificate or entry form. When I refer to someone …

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What is a Breeder?

Submitted by Marcia Joslyn A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment. A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture, …

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