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236 – CHF Research Examines Neurological Diseases | Pure Dog Talk

Epilepsy is the number one neurological problem in dogs Dr. Diane Brown and the Canine Health Foundation are doing battle with neurological disease, specifically epilepsy, in an effort to improve the lives all dogs, and their people. “Epilepsy is a complex disease,” Brown said. “It presents in different ways. It is present in all dogs,…
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234 – Raising Support for the K9 Reproductive Specialists of the Future | Pure Dog Talk

Supporting reproductive specialists for the future of our dogs Reproductive specialists in veterinary medicine are known as Theriogenologists. In a world where spay/neuter is the “popular” approach to veterinary care, the Theriogenology specialty was on the verge of collapse. The American Kennel Club and Canine Health Foundation have joined forces to support these “OB/GYNs of…
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232 – Veterinary Voice: Nutritionally Mediated Dilated Cardiomyopathy | Pure Dog Talk

Dog Food and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) The UC Davis Cardiology Service has developed this document in response to the alerts from the FDA. These alerts identify an associated risk for some grain-free diets containing certain ingredients (legumes like peas, pea components, lentils; white potatoes, sweet potatoes) and a diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Taurine Test…
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231 – Researching Connections Between Ticks and Cancer, Other Disease | Pure Dog Talk

Research shows growing problem with ticks Ticks are creepy crawly creatures we all love to hate. But they are also dangerous disease vectors transmitting deadly organisms. Dr. Diane Brown, CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, shared incredibly valuable information about what her organization is doing to lead the fight against these diseases. CHF funded…
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224 — Veterinary Voice: Pyometra is an Emergency | Pure DogTalk

Pyometra is a life threatening disease Pyometra is a severe bacterial infection with accumulation of pus within the uterus. Though it often occurs with middle-aged or older unspayed females, younger dogs are sometimes affected. Pyometra most commonly develops a few weeks after a heat cycle. The condition results from hormonal changes that decrease the normal…
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221 – Testing the Genetics and Biological Markers of Fear in Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Research to develop scientifically based information about fear in dogs Candace Croney is one happy researcher. Her team has received a grant for a ground-breaking study on the genetics and biological markers of fear in dogs. “This study is going to give us information nobody has,” Croney said. The $2 million grant will continue Croney’s…
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216 — Vet Voice: Blastomycosis and Other Fungal Infections | Pure Dog Talk

Blastomycosis is deadly hazard for dogs Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of deadly Blastomycosis and other fungal infections. Greer notes that fully 25 percent of dogs affected by this disease will die. Greer is notably not an alarmist, but she is adamant that Blastomycosis is a deadly and dangerous disease.…
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211 – Dwarfism: When the Right Gene Goes Wrong…. | Pure Dog Talk

The Dark Side of the Dwarf Gene Dr. Theresa Nesbitt talked last week about the purpose-bred dogs that evolved with short legs to do very specific jobs. Today she talks about “the dark side of the dwarf gene” and what happens when things go wrong when you’re trying to do it right. Dwarf genes have…
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208 – Dr. Carmen Battaglia – Breeding SUPER Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

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…
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207 — Short-Legged Dogs Bred for a Purpose | Pure Dog Talk

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…
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