Medical Care & First Aid

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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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Take your Lumps

Can (or should) anything be done about lipomas (also known as fatty tumors)? Uh-oh. What’s this lump? Any growth on your dog’s body deserves attention, especially one that wasn’t there last time you checked. It could be a sebaceous cyst (a sac filled with sebum, …

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Practical Tips: First Aid

In the Spring 2014 edition of the KBTF Newsletter, there was a feature article on Pet First Aid. For the regular column known as “Something Borrowed” in that edition, we asked you to share an experience when your KBT was injured and you needed to …

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The Effects of Spaying and Neutering on Canine Behavior

Spaying and neutering is an often suggested remedy for various behavior problems. This article will be a review of the effects of spaying and neutering on behavior. Neutering Male Dogs Neutering (Gonadectomy) the male dog removes the source of circulating testosterone by removing the testicles, …

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Lumps, Bumps and Lesions?

If anyone has had a Kerry Blue Terrier for any length of time you have probably encountered a lump on your dog. Kerry Blue Terriers, although mostly a healthy breed, are prone to sebaceous cysts and other lumps. However, how do you know how to …

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