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Snakes bite only when injured or sensing a threat, such as defending themselves against curious dogs. While all dogs are at risk, field dogs are especially vulnerable. Read more
In recent podcast we hear from Dr. Libby Richards discussing reciprocal impact of a healthy & active lifestyle on physical & mental well-being of dogs & their owners. Listen Here
Like humans, dogs can also be diagnosed with hypertension, or often called high blood pressure. Learn More
Whether you're taking your dog for a run or participating in an organized athletic event, all owners should know signs and symptoms of dehydration and overheating. Read More
Dogs have a greater diversity in body size than any other animal that walks on land. Recently researchers determined that approximately half of the weight differences seen across dog breeds can be explained by variations in and around only six genes. Studies such as this one can provide insight into some of the size differences seen in humans as well as growth-related health concerns in dogs and humans.
The brown dog tick transmits pathogens that cause a variety of diseases in dogs. Prevention of these diseases is best accomplished through tick population control. Researchers hope to take advantage of the tick's love for hiding in cracks and crevices. They will evaluate direct application of products to hiding spots to determine if enhanced tick control can be achieved while reducing environmental exposure to pesticides.
Spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects are an eye disorder characterized by chronic corneal ulcers that fail to undergo normal healing. Most dogs require surgery to heal the corneal ulcer and experience corneal scarring as a result. The impact on the quality of life for dogs during episodes of ulceration has led to increased interest in disease prevention. Researchers hope to develop a DNA test to identify affected dogs and reduce incidence of the disease.
In our latest podcast Dr. Karen Overall, VMD University of Pennsylvania and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior (ACVB), discusses noise phobia in dogs and humane treatment of troubled pets and their distressed people.
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