Health & Genetics

208 – Dr. Carmen Battaglia – Breeding SUPER Dogs

Carmen Battaglia’s Recipe for Breeding SUPER Dogs Dr. Carmen Battaglia, AKC Board member, judge and author joined Pure Dog Talk host Laura Reeves for a LIVE seminar sponsored by Del Monte Kennel Club. Battaglia shared information about his SUPER dog breeding program featuring pedigree research, supplements, early stimulation and socialization. “I can’t teach everything you…


207 — Short-Legged Dogs Bred for a Purpose

Short-legged dogs and Wrap-around fronts Theresa Nesbitt is a retired ob-gyn physician with a focus on skeletal abnormalities. Her hobby is breeding and exhibiting Glen of Imaal Terriers and Dachshunds. The combination of these two passions led her to extensive study of the conformation of purpose bred, short-legged dogs and wrap-around fronts. “It’s an interesting…


204 — Vet Voice: Identifying, Treating Orthopedic Disorders

Identifying and Treating Orthopedic Disorders Dr. Marty Greer, DVM walked us through the bewildering world of 10 syllable words and scary prognostics when it comes to the various orthopedic disorders than can affect our puppies. OCD, HOD, pano, Legg-Perthes, premature ulnar growth plate closure, HD, patellar luxation, and more are all covered, along with potential…


198 – Vet Voice: Dog Days of Summer Precautions

Dog Days of Summer Precautions Dr. Marty Greer, DVM takes us through a few summer dangers, how to avoid them and some excellent tricks to solve some of them. Listen to find out why canned spinach and Dawn dish soap are on her “must have” list. Hot cars Hot cars kill dogs every year. Don’t…


190 – Leptospirosis symptoms, treatments and prevention

Dr. Marty Greer Leptospirosis symptoms, treatments and prevention Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD joins us again for our monthly Veterinary Voice. Our topic this month is the potentially deadly zoonotic disease, leptospirosis. Resurgent disease Aka Lepto, this bacterial infection is found primarily in areas of standing water and within about 18 months of major flooding….


180 – Veterinary Voice: Dr. Marty Greer Talks “Frozen Assets”

Dr. Marty Greer Talks “Frozen Assets” Frozen semen is an investment not only in one family of dogs, but in the future of the breed in question. Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD takes us through a checklist of important considerations for preserving genetic material from our best dogs. First, Greer said, be sure the semen…


179 — Non Profit Foundations Benefit our Breeds

Non Profit Foundations Benefit our Breeds The Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation, created by members of the Clumber Spaniel Club of America, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for health research in their beloved breed. A low registration breed with a relatively small gene pool, the breeders were making progress on the breed’s health…


172 – Veterinary Voice: Cruciate Ligaments

AVOID EXPENSIVE, PAINFUL CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RUPTURE Early spay/neuter is one of the primary indicators of a potential for a “blown knee” in our dogs, according to Dr. Marty Greer, DVM. The cruciate ligaments in the stifle joint of the dog serve as a hinge when working properly. When these ligaments are stretched, frayed or torn,…


164 – Busting the Genetic Testing Myths: Dr. Jerold Bell

Dr. Jerold Bell has some serious myth busting going on in this discussion that I think our listeners are going to enjoy. First of all, mixed breeds are not healthier than purebred dogs. “The most frequent genetic disorders that we see in practice are seen equally between purebreds and mixed breeds,” Bell said.

Cannabis for Dogs?

163 – Cannabis for Dogs?|Kari Taylor and Alternative Therapies

Cannabinoid compounds as alternative therapy for dogs is a growing area of interest. Kari Taylor talks with us today about exactly what medical marijuana and cannabinoids are, how they can help our dogs and answers the legal and safety questions many pet owners have.