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498 – Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath on Structure

Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath on Structure AKC judge, Pembroke Welsh Corgi breeder, author and speaker Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about canine structure. Hedgepath walks us through what’s important when evaluating a dog’s structure. “You gotta know where to put your hands,” Hedgepath said. “You’ve got to understand the skeletal structure…

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497 – Vet Voice: OTC and Home Remedies for Common Ailments

Vet Voice: OTC and Home Remedies for Common Ailments Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a prequel to our upcoming 6-week K9 First Aid 911 course. Greer covers what you CAN use, what you CANNOT use, when and how to use what. Greer’s first reminder is that yes, vets are as swamped…

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493 – Leptospirosis: Deadly Disease for You and Your Dog

Leptospirosis: Deadly Disease for You and Your Dog Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for deep dive and myth busting conversation about the dangers of the deadly leptospirosis infection in dogs AND humans. “Years ago leptospirosis was in pretty significant disease,” Greer said. “And then we saw it kind of decline in frequency….

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488 – Veterinary Voice: Congenital and/or Hereditary Definitions

Veterinary Voice: Congenital and/or Hereditary Definitions Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive on the question of congenital vs hereditary disease definitions. “So congenital is something you’re born with, not necessarily inherited, but something you’re born with. Genetic is something that you carry the DNA for,” Greer said. “If you’re…

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484 – Five Ps in Passport to Successful Reproduction

Five Ps in Passport to Successful Reproduction Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, joins host Laura Reeves to discuss the five Ps in the passport to successful dog breeding. Progesterone “We need to start progesterone testing early enough and repeating the testing often enough and long enough to make sure that she’s ovulate plus one test beyond…

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483 — Separation Anxiety: Myth Busting with Malena DeMartini

Separation Anxiety: Myth Busting with Malena DeMartini Malena DeMartini, canine behavior specialist focused on separation anxiety, joins host Laura Reeves for some mythbusting around anxiety, separation anxiety, genetics and heritability of anxieties and fears, and more. “When we’re talking with regard to separation anxiety, your dog is not being a jerk,” DeMartini said. “Nor are…

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482 – Nutrition in Breeding Dogs with Dr. Gayle Watkins

Nutrition in Breeding Dogs with Dr. Gayle Watkins Dr. Gayle Watkins, founder of Avidog and Head of Education at Good Dog, joins host Laura Reeves for a fascinating and informative conversation on the nutrition requirements for breeding dogs. Watkins addresses raw feeding, kibble and specific nutrient requirements, especially calcium:phosphorus percentages, that enable the animals in…

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480 – Which Comes First: Show Ring or Whelping Box?

Which Comes First: Show Ring or Whelping Box? Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, joins host Laura Reeves for a discussion about whether we should show or breed our dogs first. Our consensus? Breed them, *then* show them. “The whole reason that we show our dogs in AKC,” Greer said, “and the whole reason that AKC makes…

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476 – Research Study Seeks to Predict Hip Dysplasia Early

Research Study Seeks to Predict Hip Dysplasia Early   Dr. James Cook, director at University of Missouri Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopedics and OFA chief operating officer Eddie Dziuk, join host Laura Reeves to talk about a study into biomarkers for hip dysplasia that can be identified in puppies at five months old. Dr. Cook…

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475 – Multiple Sired Litters: When, Why and How with Dr. Marty Greer

Multiple Sired Litters: When, Why and How with Dr. Marty Greer Dr. Marty Greer and host Laura Reeves review the when, why and how of multiple-sired litters. AKC instituted the policy for multiple-sired litters in 2000 with the advent of reliable parentage DNA testing. Planning for a multiple-sired litter requires taking a variety of factors…

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