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527 – Pre-Breeding Veterinary Exams and Why They Matter

Pre-Breeding Veterinary Exams and Why They Matter Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves to discuss pre-breeding veterinary exams for female dogs and why they matter. Among the important clinical observations may be vaginal strictures. “I think stricture kind of lumps together a couple of different disorders that probably shouldn’t really be categorized together,”…

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523 – Special Reproductive Considerations for Rare Breeds

Special Reproductive Considerations for Rare Breeds Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves to discuss some of the special reproductive considerations for rare breeds. Rare dog breeds offer specific challenges for their breeders including health concerns, limited gene pools, DNA testing mazes and infertility issues. April is Rare Breeds month here at Pure Dog…

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522 – EOAD Gene Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

EOAD Gene Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks Adam Boyko, co-founder of Embark, and Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder Denise Flaim join host Laura Reeves to discuss EOAD (Early Onset Adult Deafness) in Ridgebacks and Embark’s discovery of the genetic cause that can identify affected and carrier dogs before the condition develops. “EOAD is early onset adult deafness,” Flaim…

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520 – Talking Toplines with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath

Talking Toplines with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath AKC judge and Pembroke Welsh Corgi breeder Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath is back talking toplines with host Laura Reeves. The topline, specifically, is the entire spinal column, from the tip of the occiput to the tip of the tail. “A lot of people confuse the term back line with the…

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519 – Spinal Cord Injuries and Diseases on Veterinary Voice

Spinal Cord Injuries and Diseases on Veterinary Voice Dr. Dan Griffiths, DVM, joins his wife Dr. Marty Greer, DVM to discuss trauma and diseases of the spine in this month’s Veterinary Voice. “As far as spinal injuries or spinal conditions go in dogs,” Griffiths said, “I kind of look at it as there’s about three…

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517 — Veterinarian: Brachycephalic Does NOT Equal Unhealthy

Veterinary Insight on Why Brachycephalic Does NOT Equal Unhealthy Dr. Maryanne Mack, DVM, breeder of top winning Boston Terriers, joins host Laura Reeves to discuss recent developments in Europe in regards to legislating the breeding of specific breeds. “I went to vet school because I love purebred dogs,” Mack said. “I love their role as…

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515 — Doing Battle Against Giardia and Coccidia

Doing Battle Against Giardia and Coccidia Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves to discuss how breeders and dog owners in general can do battle against the dreaded “bad potty bugs,” giardia and coccidia. These single cell organisms can become endemic, Greer notes. “You can’t get rid of it (on your property),” Greer said….

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510 – Tackling a Stinky Problem with Dr. Marty Greer

Tackling a Stinky Problem with Dr. Marty Greer Dr. Marty Greer, DVM and host Laura Reeves tackle a stinky problem – the dog’s anal glands. Greer explains how to express them, what to do if they are infected or impacted and stinky stories from the trenches. “They’re the same glands that are the scent glands…

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506 – Pancreatitis: Acute, Chronic and Other Diseases of the Pancreas

Pancreatitis: Acute, Chronic and Other Diseases of the Pancreas Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive on Pancreatitis, a common ailment in our dogs seen during the holidays, and other diseases of the pancreas in dogs. “Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It is always an inflammatory condition. The pancreas…

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502 – Seizures in Dogs: Causes, Treatments and Considerations

Seizures in Dogs: Causes, Treatments and Considerations Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for this month’s Veterinary Voice talking about seizures in dogs. Type of seizure, age of onset, causes and treatments are all up for discussion today. “Seizures can be actually epilepsy, which has probably got a genetic component to it,” Greer said….

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