Health

Potential Hereditary Problems

Every breed has a different set of potential problems for it. I have listed common ones below, but this is not to say that all dogs must be checked for everything listed. You need to do research in your breed to find out what the common problems a...

Pedigree Research

You must carefully consider each dog's pedigree for compatibility. Try to select strengths to offset weaknesses. Do not allow your bitch to be bred to an unsuitable dog, and conversely, be picky about the bitches you allow your dog to breed. This ...

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Exercise and a diet fortified with vitamins, fruits and vegetables helped older dogs learn new tricks and kept them spry in an experiment that scientists said could teach humans a thing or two. Beagles given either the fortified diet, regular ...

Genetics

If a purebred dog of breed X mated with a purebred dog of breed Y, both meeting health standards for their breed, is there a better chance the offspring would be healthier than a same breed mating because the gene pool is larger? In terms of healt...

Genetic Diseases

IntroductionGoal of the EffortScope of the EffortDescription of the problemTechnical Obstacles The Human ComponentAn Approach to the ProblemBasic Education Genetic Information SharingPreregistration Testing Show Validation Modification of Breed St...

Fleas and Ticks

* Fleas + How do they enter the house? + Why should I worry about fleas? + How can I tell if my pet has fleas? + Preventive measures + How to choose your methods + Lifecycle + Keeping clean + Natural methods + Spraying inside + Treating outdoors...

Epilepsy

* Introduction * Types of Epilepsy * Types of Seizures * What is a "seizure threshold"? * Stages of a Seizure * Diagnosing Epilepsy * Treatment * Monitoring Drug Treatment * Why Treatment Fails * Alternative Therapies * Parting Considerations ___...

Common Allergies

Introduction The most common medical complaint we see in dogs is skin or ear related. Unlike humans who react to allergens with nasal symptoms, dogs react with skin problems. These problems may range from poor coat texture or length, to itching an...

Epilepsy in Dogs

* Introduction * Types of Epilepsy * Types of Seizures * What is a "seizure threshold"? * Stages of a Seizure * Diagnosing Epilepsy * Treatment * Monitoring Drug Treatment * Why Treatment Fails * Alternative Therapies * Parting Considerations ___...