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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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246 – WSU Researcher Discovered the MDR1 Gene that Saves Lives | Pure Dog Talk

Meet the Researcher Who Discovered the MDR1 Gene Herding dog owners everywhere should know their dogs may be sensitive to ivermectin, the powerful antiparasitic drug common in most worming medication. Now you can hear directly from the researcher who discovered the MDR1 gene mutation that causes this reaction. Washington State University’s Dr. Katrina Mealey, Ph.D.,…
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244 – CHF Hemangiosarcoma Initiative and Matching Funds | Pure Dog Talk

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

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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237 — DNA Genetic Testing Prevents Bottlenecks, Promotes Diversity | Pure Dog Talk

DNA testing can provide useful information for all breeders Testing our dogs’ DNA provides details on everything from ancestry in mixed breeds to disease mutations and genetic diversity in purebred dogs. Dr. Angela Hughes, Veterinary Genetics Research Manager at Wisdom Health, talks about the different types of DNA genetic testing. “A breed is a specific…
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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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