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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Top Tips When Bringing Home a New Puppy

It has been said that bringing home a new puppy is a lot like bringing home a human baby—the puppy is hungry all the time, poops a lot, cries, and keeps its people up all night. On the other hand—or paw—a new puppy is entertaining, loving, delightful, and a source of sunshine in  our homes,…

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Coping with the Death of your Dog

Dogs have always been called “man’s best friend,” but that phrase just seems so, so—not enough, doesn’t it? A dog is so much more than a best friend; they are often your constant companion, a confidante, your therapist, your exercise buddy, and sometimes the one thing that can make you smile and lift your mood…

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New Breeds at Westminster Dog Show 2019

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. The conformation competition is the spotlight of a…

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