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 Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy Explained

Category: Health
Degenerative myelopathy is a degenerative disease of the spinal cord that begins in older adulthood and progresses slowly until dogs are no longer able to walk unassisted. The cause of the disease is associated with a mutation in the SOD1 gene. It is not known exactly how the mutation of this gene leads to degeneration of the spinal cord in dogs, but the disease does interfere with the brain’s communication to the limbs, resulting in difficulty walking. more
When Should You Bring Your New Puppy Home?

When Should You Bring Your New Puppy Home?

Category: Dog Life
I was speaking to a well-respected breeder of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and mentioned to her that I had picked up my new puppy from his breeder at the age of nine weeks. She looked at me with some amazement and said, “Nine weeks? That’s leaving the puppy in his litter for an awfully long time. I believe that the scientific data says that the optimal time to send a puppy to its new home is at seven weeks—49 days to be precise. more
Your Border Collie’s Dream Vacation

Your Border Collie’s Dream Vacation

Category: Dog Life
This August 5–7th, 80 handlers from all over North America and their Border Collies will flock to Kingston, Ontario for the 29th annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival. The competition, Canada's biggest sheep dog trial (and the third largest on the eastern seaboard!), takes place on the banks of the St. Lawrence River and involves 680 sheep and four days of qualifying trials, leading to the final 17 competitors. more
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Common Canine Skin Conditions

Category: Health
Familiarizing yourself with common canine skin irritations and diseases is important to your pet’s health. Certain skin problems could be sign of a more serious underlying issue, such as physical pain, discomfort, or infection. more
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Petmate Acquires Precision Pet Products

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