244 – CHF Hemangiosarcoma Initiative and Matching Funds | Pure Dog Talk

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Hemangiosarcoma Strikes Quickly and With No Warning Canine Health Foundation (CHF) CEO Dr. Diane Brown talks with me about the most current research into hemangiosarcoma. CHF is funding a major initiative dedicated to moving the needle on this deadly disease. Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive, silent killer, Brown said. This particular cancer is specific to dogs and…

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243 – Jet Setting Dogs: Advice for International Import/Export | Pure Dog Talk

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Import/export tips and tools for success Marlene Weiss is a “pet escort” who flies with dogs internationally, for a fee, to ensure the dogs’ safe transport. This is a listener requested topic on the question of import/export recommendations. Weiss said one of the most important points is to start the import/export process as early as…

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242 – Veterinary Voice: K9 Flu and Puppy Vaccination Protocols | Pure Dog Talk

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K9 Flu Is Serious Risk Because Dogs Have No Natural Immunity Dr. Marty Greer takes us through the outbreaks of Canine Influenza (K9 Flu) in the United States. She also offers recommended vaccination protocols for adults and puppies. Outbreaks of two different strains of Canine Influenza have left U.S. dog owners struggling with if and…

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241 – Southern Handlers Charity League Taking Care of Our Sport | Pure Dog Talk

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Southern Handlers Charity League: It’s All in the Family Jill Bell, former professional handler, now working as a superintendent with Onofrio, joins me to talk about the good work of the Southern Handlers Charity League. Created in 2001 by a group of handlers in response to a death in the dog show family, Southern Handlers…

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240 – Human-animal bond will *literally* save your life | Pure Dog Talk

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Human-animal bond will save your life The human-animal bond developed over the course of 30,000 years in which people and dogs co-evolved, according to Steve Feldman, executive director of HABRI. The Pet Effect Campaign, led by HABRI-founder Zoetis, is a multi-pronged campaign aimed to introduce pet owners to the health benefits of the human-animal bond, and to…

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239 – New School Programs Provide Kids with Facts and Fun | Pure Dog Talk

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Public Education school programs reach out to the future Ashley Jacot, recently promoted to Director of Education at the American Kennel Club, joins me to talk about the exciting school programs that AKC has developed in the last year. Jacot, a former school teacher, was hired in 2017 to lead the development of new programs…

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235 – Finding Common Ground to Grow the Purebred Dog Fancy | Pure Dog Talk

Common Ground Brings Everyone to the Table Attorney Debra Hamilton finds common ground in the most challenging situations. Whether in interpersonal, transactional, public or even adversarial relationships, the solution, Hamilton suggests, is simple. Just listen! Can’t we all just get along? “We are so passionate as a sport that we sometimes can’t find common ground…
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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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233 – AKC’s Team Scores on Detection Dog Legislation | Pure Dog Talk

AKC’s Detection Dog Legislation Promotes Purpose Bred Dogs Sheila Goffe, AKC Vice President Government Relations, joins me for a conversation about legislation and the old adage about law making and sausage making. TSA came to AKC to address shortage of detection dogs in the USA several years ago. Dr. Carmen Battaglia led the development 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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230 – Storm Kloud Alaskan Malamutes: Continuation of a Dream | Pure Dog Talk

Storm Kloud team of Alaskan Malamutes proved their heritage in 1994 After two years and 3,000 hours of training, Nancy Russell’s Storm Kloud Alaskan Malamutes were ready to compete in the iconic Iditarod Race in 1994. Russell shares her stories of this epic journey, noting that she was proud to show that “Our dogs can…
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229 – Allison’s Insights from the World Dog Show | Pure Dog Talk

World Dog Show unites dog enthusiasts Allison Foley talks with host Laura Reeves about the incredible spectacle that is the World Dog Show. “The World Dog Show really does bring the dog world together in one place,” Foley said. She added that this year’s event in Amsterdam was particularly well attended by dogs and fanciers…
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228 – Alaskan Malamute Breeder Pursued a Dream to Run the Iditarod | Pure Dog Talk

Legendary Storm Kloud Alaskan Malamute Breeder Nancy Russell Shares Her Story In 1994 Nancy Russell bred and fielded the only AKC registered Alaskan Malamute team to ever enter and compete in the Iditarod. In part one, today’s talk, she shares the foundation of that journey, her breeding program and some of the incredible stories along…
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227 — German Pinscher: All-Purpose, Robust Dog for Active Owners | Pure Dog Talk

German Pinscher is up for anything, but not for everyone I visited with German Pinscher fanciers at the GPCA national to learn about this ancient breed. Valerie Vihlen Schluter and Janet Oatney were kind enough to share their enthusiasm and words of advice for potential owners. German Pinschers date to the 1800s. This family farm…
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