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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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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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