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Dogs' Social Lives and Disease Risks

by Jun 21 2011
Dogs' Social Lives and Disease Risks Whether it's the dog park, doggie day care, boarding, competitions or training classes, mingling dogs with varied or unknown health histories can present health problems for dogs as well as their owners. The very reason you take your dog to a dog gathering – social mixing with other dogs – is the same thing that can put them at risk. Diseases can be spread... [More]
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Study examines causes of death in dogs

by Jun 10 2011
Study examines causes of death in dogs A study from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine analyzing causes of death among the various dog breeds confirmed previous anecdotal beliefs and limited research but also identified novel patterns in certain groups. Researchers for the study, "Mortality in North American dogs from 1984 to 2004: an investigation into age-, size-, a... [More]
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Keeping pets healthy during hot weather

by Jun 10 2011
Extra care should be taken to protect pets in the current hot weather, Defra’s Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens said today. In a statement issued jointly with the RSPCA and British Veterinary Association, Mr Gibbens urged the public to think about the effects of hot weather on their pets and to take the right steps to ensure their welfare. Mr Gibbens said: “You’d think that everybody... [More]
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