What You Need to Know about CNM in Labrador Retrievers

Every year since 1991, the Labrador Retriever has been recognized as the most popular dog breed in America. This delightful breed’s nearly-unfailing friendliness to all humans big and small, even temperament, prowess when hunting, and overall charm explains why they are so beloved. If you start throwing a Lab a tennis ball, be prepared for…

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Facts about HNPK in Dogs

According to the AKC, 2020 marked the 29th year in a row that Labrador Retrievers were the most popular dog breed in the United States. And why not? Whether you prefer yellow, chocolate, or black, Labs make amazing family playmates, hunting companions, service dogs, and best buddies. In addition to all their positive and loving…

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New Breeds at Westminster Dog Show 2020

Established in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club is the oldest organization in the United States dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. Every February at Madison Square Garden in New York City, more than 3,000 dogs compete in a variety of contests, including agility, obedience, and conformation. Paws-down, it’s conformation that’s the marquee event, and…

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What Is Copper Toxicosis in Dogs?

What is Copper Toxicosis in Dogs? Copper-associated chronic hepatopathy, or Copper Toxicosis (CT), is an inherited progressive metabolic disorder (genetic) or it can develop non-genetically, secondarily to a primary disease. In both types, accumulation of copper in the liver and bloodstream can, if untreated, lead to liver failure and possibly death. Labrador Retrievers are at…

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What You Need to Know about PRA-prcd in Dogs

As it is with humans, a dog’s eyes are his window to the world. A decrease in or loss of vision altogether is debilitating and can greatly diminish a dog’s quality of life. A common genetic reason for blindness in dogs is a condition called Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), also known as progressive rod and…

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What Is DM In Dogs?

As a top provider of DNA-testing services for dogs, we often get asked, “What is DM in dogs and how can a DNA test help?” Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a progressively-degenerative disease affecting the spinal cord. It can start with simple symptoms such as unsteadiness while walking or having trouble getting up. It can look…

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What You Need to Know about Coat Furnishings in Dogs

Coat furnishings in dogs refer to the longer mustache and eyebrows most usually seen in wire-haired breeds but that can also be found in other types. Dogs exhibiting this trait are immediately recognizable from their dashing facial-hair features that stand out from the shorter hair on the rest of the face. Examples of Breeds for…

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6 Best Tips for Traveling with Dogs

6 Best Tips for Traveling with Dogs If you’re a dog owner who’s planning on taking your pet on your next vacation, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans take Max or Bella along for the ride, and billions of dollars are spent to ensure those four-legged loved ones are comfortable. Whether you’re traveling by car…

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What is Bully Whippet Syndrome?

If dogs competed in the Olympics, you would expect a Whippet would be best suited for the 100-meter dash instead of weightlifting, right?  Yet, some dogs with Bully Whippet Syndrome look like they could lift with the best of them. So what makes some pups of this breed look like Arnold Schwarze-doggy instead of the…

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