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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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276 – Trafficking in Deadly Diseases from Foreign “Rescues” | Pure Dog Talk

Trafficking in Deadly Diseases from Foreign “Rescues” Our guest blog post today is from Nancy Melone, with additional information about the deadly diseases arriving with foreign “rescues.” Thank you for this outstanding research Nancy! Protecting North American Dogs from Imported Disease Pathogens: The Cases of Dog Flu and Distemper* By Nancy Melone, PhD, ThornCreek Bernese,…

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268 – Veterinary Voice: Newborn Puppy Risk Factors | Pure Dog Talk

Managing the Neonate – Early Detection and Management of Newborn Risk Factors By Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD Breeders, experienced and inexperienced, will benefit from monitoring their newborn pups for the following parameters. This information is modified from recent research gleaned from Neocare in France. Having specific numbers to assess and monitor can be very…

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261 – AKC Doubles Your Cancer Research Dollars with a Matching Grant | Pure Dog Talk

AKC Doubles Your Cancer Research Dollars More than 50 percent of dogs over 10 years old will be diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Diane Brown from AKC Canine Health Foundation wants to change that statistic. AKC has pledged $250,000 in matching funds this year toward research into prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of all cancers in…

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260 – Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is More Than Old Age | Pure Dog Talk

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is More Than Old Age Dr. Marty Greer, DVM is back with this month’s Veterinary Voice topic, Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. Canine Cognitive Dysfunction/Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome: (CDS) is a neurobehavioral disorder affecting geriatric dogs and cats that is characterized by an age-related decline in cognitive abilities sufficient to affect functioning, with behavior changes…

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250 – Veterinary Voice: Prostate Problems, Prevention and Solutions | Pure Dog Talk

Prostate Problems, Prevention and Solutions Dr. Marty Greer gives us the low down on male dog prostate and reproductive issues. Additional discussion on emergency semen collection, dogs whose semen doesn’t extend well and more. “This is an area that is often misunderstood by the general practitioner vet,” Greer said. Symptoms Symptoms of a prostatic complication…

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