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320 – You ARE What You Eat and So is Your Dog | Pure Dog Talk

You ARE What You Eat and So is Your Dog Dr. Diane Brown, CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, joins us again to talk about fascinating new research on the “gut-brain axis.” In other words, the microscopic bugs inside the dog’s body are being proven to interact with what’s going on in its brain.…

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315 — Dr. Adam King on Eye Emergencies in Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Dr. Adam King on Eye Emergencies in Dogs Dr. Adam King, DVM, is a veterinary ophthalmologist and a Havanese breeder of merit. He talks with host Laura Reeves about the various eye emergencies that can develop with our dogs. Corneal Ulcer Any corneal ulcer should heal in three days, King said. All dog owners, but…

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310 – Vet Voice: Breed Specific Anesthesia Fact and Fiction | Pure Dog Talk

Breed Specific Anesthesia Fact and Fiction Dr. Marty Greer brings us information about breed specific anesthesia myths and realities to provide peace of mind and knowledge. “Everyone has an opinion and an experience,” Greer said. “Anesthesia is controlled death. We have to be respectful and appreciative of the advances in medicine. Your vet wants to…

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309 — Breeding for type, consistency while keeping a low COI | Pure Dog Talk

Breeding for type, consistency while keeping a low COI Victor Stora, Shetland Sheepdog breeder, AKC/CHF Residency Recipient and Veterinary Geneticist at University of Pennsylvania, shares concrete information on breeding for type and consistency of style while keeping a low COI (Coefficient of Inbreeding). Stora observed that many breeders fall in to one of two categories.…

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308 – Bill Shelton, chapter 3: bottlenecks, marketing, adaptability | Pure Dog Talk

Bill Shelton, chapter 3: Genetic bottlenecks, marketing, adaptability Renowned breeder and judge Bill Shelton and host Laura Reeves finish up their wide-ranging conversation on dog breeding and marketing in the 21st century. “How do we move the bar from healthier to typier to sounder? We have to breed,” Shelton said. “We have to be accountable…

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307 – Bill Shelton, part 2: Breeding for Genetic Diversity | Pure Dog Talk

Bill Shelton on Breeding for Genetic Diversity, Breeding Up and More In part two of our series, Bill Shelton, leading advocate for preservation dog breeders, and host Laura Reeves have a spirited conversation about how to improve the health of our breeds while maintaining genetic diversity. “Leading theriogenologists say breeders are suppressing genetic diversity,” Shelton…

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303 – Canine dentistry: What you need to know about oral health | Pure Dog Talk

Canine dentistry: What you need to know about oral health By listener request, here’s everything you need to know about oral health with Veterinary Dental Specialist, Dr. Jeff Schreiber. “Periodontal disease is very painful for the dog,” Schreiber said, but “Our pets are stoic. They don’t show pain very well.” Schreiber emphasizes that the best…

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302 – Vet Voice: Pre-breeding Protocols, Folic Acid and More | Pure Dog Talk

Pre-breeding Protocols, Folic Acid, Cleft Palate and More Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD, joins us for an important conversation about pre-breeding protocols. Greer provides insight on what to do (hint: folic acid!) and what not to do to help ensure a healthy litter. Bitches who are to be bred should be started on a protocol…

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294 – Veterinary Voice: Brachycephalic Breeds’ Health and Legislation | Pure Dog Talk

Veterinary Voice: Brachycephalic Breeds’ Health and Legislation Dr. Marty Greer visits with host Laura Reeves about the health and recent international legislation impacting Brachycephalic breeds. Pugs In Holland Recently the Dutch Pug Club announced, with immediate effect, that the breeding of any pug with a nose less than a third of the length of the…

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284 – Veterinary Ethics and Building a Relationship with Your Vet | Pure Dog Talk

Veterinary Ethics and Building a Relationship with Your Vet Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD, president of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics visits with Host Laura Reeves about how breeders and veterinarians can work together for a positive outcome. “Vets are not held in as high esteem as they have been in the past,” Greer…

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