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Health Testing
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2M ago
Just like humans, dogs can inherit health conditions from their parents. Responsible breeders make an effort to lessen the likelihood of their puppies inheriting these issues by screening their breeding dogs for heritable conditions and making informed matches when breeding. While some puppy buyers may only ask for health records to prove the puppy has seen a veterinarian and received a clean bill of health, many others will want to see the health screening results from the parents of the puppy. Puppy buyers are more informed than ever and understand the importance of a breeder who health tes ..read more
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What time is it when you hear your dog's nails clicking on the kitchen floor as he or she walks?
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2M ago
It's time for a nail trim! ,The most common reasons for avoiding nail trims are that the owner is afraid .. Nail trims becomes an event surrounded by drama. For very active dogs that run all day long on varied surfaces, cutting nails may not be necessary. High mileage wears them down naturally. But among city or suburban dogs who are lucky to get a mile or two walk daily, excessively long toenails are more common than not. So what are the consequences of long nails? ,Painful Paws! When a dog’s toenails contact hard ground, like a sidewalk or your kitchen floor, the hard surface pushes the nai ..read more
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Check out some of these signs of pollen allergies in dogs
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2M ago
Like humans, dogs can develop pollen allergies and they can show symptoms any time of the year. Does your dog itch, scratch, bit, or lick itself more often than usual? Do you see any abnormal signs related to your dogs’ ears or eyes? Have these symptoms been more obvious since warmer weather came about? To help diagnose the exact cause of your pets’ allergies, a veterinary dermatologist evaluation may be needed. If your dog is exhibiting any of these symptoms below be sure to visit your vet. If the symptoms persist or keep on recurring, consider a visit to a pet skin specialist in order to he ..read more
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If you’re not sure it’s safe, don’t feed it to your dog!
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2M ago
Due to the role nutrition plays in the health and wellbeing of your dog, it is essential that you provide a diet that is balanced and species appropriate. The diet must also be appropriate for the age and stage of your dog’s life. The nutritional requirements for puppies are different to adult, working, pregnant, lactating or elderly dogs. If you decide to feed your dog something other than a quality commercial diet designed and approved for dogs, you should first discuss this with your veterinarian. Always remember - if you have any concerns about your pets' health or behavior contact your ve ..read more
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Guy Fawkes can be scary for your pets
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by Free Range Pooches NZ
2M ago
Even though most humans might love the bright, colorful, and noisy displays that come with fireworks in New Zealand, for countless animals, Guy Fawkes is terrifying and there is high chance of accidents and injuries. Luckily, most people in New Zealand only use fireworks on Guy Fawkes (and New Year’s) so the predictability of the days means that you have time to prepare and keep your family pets safe. Make sure your pets’ collars and microchips are up to date and functional. In the event that they run away, you want to ensure that you can track your pets down. Exercise your pets before the ev ..read more
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How long and how far can my puppy walk?
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2M ago
The reason it’s good to be cautious when exercising a puppy is because a puppy’s growth plates don’t close until they are around 12 months old (it varies , depending on the breed), and some vets say puppies that experience heavier exercise are more likely to develop joint issues. It’s good to lean on the side of caution and not overdo it with a puppy’s exercise. Although a lot can be said for calculating your puppy walks depending on their age and vaccination status, ultimately your determination of how much to walk a puppy will come down to their ability to physically handle exercise, which ..read more
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French Bulldog Spine Problems
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2M ago
Hemivertebrae What Is It? It is a congenital defect in which the vertebrae are deformed, either in such a way that the vertebrae fuse, or that they are wedge-shaped, and cause a twisting of the spine. It is common in brachiocephalic breeds such as: English Bulldog French Bulldog Pug These breeds are famous for having what is called a “screw tail.” The screw tail results from hemivertebrae in the vertebrae of the tail and is characteristic, even desirable. What Are The Signs? Hemivertebrae of the tail alone is not of medical concern. However, when it is present in the rest of the spine, it ca ..read more
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Before going on any trip, read through our top tips on protecting your pets from a ruff car ride
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2M ago
Although it’s not illegal to have an unrestrained animal in your vehicle, pets should be safely restrained with an appropriate harness or restraint, in a cargo barrier, cage or crate. Before going on any trip, read through our top tips on protecting your pets from a ruff car ride 1: If possible, try to get your pet used to being transported before any long trips to reduce stress. This can be done through gentle and patient training of the animal in the vehicle, making sure their experience is positive. Introduce them to short trips first. Build up to longer trips slowly and only when your pet ..read more
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Eye Conditions (miniature schnauzer)
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2M ago
A Miniature Schnauzer’s expressive, small, dark, sunken eyes covered by their bushy eyebrows are one of their most signature features. But they are prone to some eye conditions. Since Miniature Schnauzer’s are so susceptible to eye issues, you should never get a puppy whose parents have not been certified by a registered Veterinarian Optometrist. These certificates are done yearly. Always ask to see these eye certificates from both parents of your puppy. Progressive retinal atrophy causes dog’s retina to slowly deteriorate. PRA is an inherited disease that appears when the dog is still young ..read more
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