Archive for the Education Category

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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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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Eyes

Cataracts Like humans, dogs can get cataracts. If the dog is in good health, cataracts can be surgically removed usually with good results. Corneal Dystrophy Corneal Dystrophy is an inherited abnormality that affects one or more layers of the cornea. Both eyes are usually affected, although not

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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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