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MILD LAMENESS: WAYS TO HELP A LIMPING DOG

Bevi Edlund Adapted from an article by Bevi Edlund, on-line at Boneo Bone Health (boneo.bio-rep.com), 2015.  If you and your vet have ruled out anything serious that requires veterinary attention, then you are dealing with mild lameness. Mild lameness may be treatable at home with …

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Lameness in Dogs: A Conversation with Barbro Filliquist, DVM

Barbro Filliquist, DVM As comfortable as your Kerry looks, snoring on your couch with paws and ears twitching in dreamland, chances are your canine companion is dreaming about romping around the yard, going on walks and hikes, or running with the pack at the dog …

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Does Walking the Dog Count as “Working Out?”

Sharon Arkoff  It’s a common refrain in my house: I come home to find dog and teenagers (human and canine) lazing on the couch on a beautiful day, and I yell, “Get outside and get some exercise!” At which point, teenagers whine, “But Mommmmmm…. We …

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Cheers for Vet Techs!

October Is National Vet Techs Month! Here’s what the American Veterinary Medicine Association, the major US organization of professionals in the field, has to say about the wonderful peoplewe call “vet techs”: Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices and play …

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How is a Dog Not Like a Wolf?

Wolf cubs are adorable (though not quite as adorable as Kerries, of course). They’re soft and cuddly, they growl and snap and play and lick and pee, just like puppies … and they grow up, like puppies. But as adults they are by no means just like …

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When the Bleeding Won’t Stop

 Elissa Wolfson  No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Reprinted with permission from Text Copyright , Tufts University. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from Your Dog, October . Knowing the ‘clotting profile’ can save lives in an …

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Spaying and Castration – Pros, Cons, Myths, and Kerry Blue Terriers

Ione L. Smith, DVM Many people wonder about whether to spay or neuter their dogs. There are many points to consider, both for and against performing the procedures, and even more so for owners of dobermans because of the special needs of the breed. I …

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Sensitivity to Anesthesia

Daryl Enstone If your dog is scheduled for surgery, you should discuss your concerns about sensitivity with the vet. Do this before you drop the dog off for the surgery. Take the Wheaten protocol, shown below, and point out how closely related the breeds are. Isofluorane is …

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