Archive for the Education Category

Gastric Torsion

GASTRIC TORSION IN DOGS by Dudley E. Johnson, M.V.Sc. Professor of Surgery, University of PennsylvanniaTorsion of the stomach in the dog is characterized by life-endangering distension of the stomach with gas; the stomach is usually found to be severely dilated and congested, and often to have rotated

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Spay and Neuter

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Pups and Santa

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Hounds in Fine Art

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How to Pick a Great Dog

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Why I Don’t Sell to Breeders

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Dog Food

Grading Dog Food This method of grading dog food was developed by Sarah Irick. It is not to be considered exact science but a starting point for people who need help with how to read labels and choose a good food. You can read about Sarah here. 

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Heredity

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English Cream Versus American Cream

We’ve all seen dachshunds described as “cream” colored. Some are a golden buff color, some are a strawberry blonde color, some have black overlay, some have no overlay at all, and others appear to be simply red. Are all these various shades of color really “cream”? The

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IVDD

HeavenlyHund has never produced a hound with IVDD to date What is intervertebral disk disease? Anatomy of the vertebral column and spinal cord: The vertebral column, or backbone, is made up of a series of small bones, the vertebrae. These bones surround and protect the spinal cord,

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