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Canine Distemper Virus, is your dog protected?

September 28, 2013 Are your dogs up to date on there vaccines? Here is a quick look at the Canine Distemper Virus and how it can affect your pet. What is canine distemper? Canine distemper is a virus affecting dogs that is related to measles in humans. It cannot affect humans but causes a serious […]

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Toxicity in Dogs

The symptoms of acetaminophen toxicity develop in stages Acetaminophen is a medication commonly used to alleviate fever and pain. Common brands include Tylenol®, Percoset®, aspirin free Excedrin® and various sinus, cold and flu medications. Dogs most commonly receive toxic amounts of acetaminophen because owners medicate them without consulting a veterinarian. They also consume tablets that […]

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Champion Merles and Grand Champion Merles CKC and AKC

Beauty Comes In All Colors! Merle Champions & Pets

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Merle Strain

Merle Strain George M. Strain, PhD Recent issues of Top Notch Toys have printed dialog about the merle gene, especially relating to its presence in the Chihuahua breed. One particular article (1) cited research of mine (2) with an incorrect interpretation that I wish to correct. In addition, I would like to provide unbiased up-to-date […]

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Merle Deafness in dogs

Prevalence of deafness in dogs for merle allele Strain GM, Clark LA, Wahl JM, Turner AE, Murphy KE. Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA. strain@lsu.edu Abstract BACKGROUND: Deafness in dogs is frequently associated with the pigment genes piebald and merle. Little is known about […]

Pomchi Breed Standard & info

Pomchi General Appearance The Pomchi is a graceful, short coupled little dog with sweet expression, alert and intelligent in attitude. Weight 5 to 12 pounds. Proportion The body is short-coupled with females allowed to be somewhat longer than males. Head is a rounded wedge. Expression Alert, intelligent. Eyes Round, not protruding, set neither too wide […]

Dog clothing Size Chart: How to measure your dog to fit apparel perfectly !

Dog Clothing Size Chart Just like us, dogs in every breed come in different weights and sizes. Make sure to measure your pup before buying clothing online to make sure it will fit. Pet it Dog Apparel comes in sizes XXS – XL  PLUS M+, L+ and XL + for wider chested breeds. If your […]

Luxating Patella or Floating Kneecap – Patellar Luxation

What is the Patella? The patella is the bone we know as the knee cap. The knee cap for dogs and humans both sit in the same place A groove in the end of the femur allows the patella to glide up and down when the knee joint is bent back and forth. The patella […]

Teacup Chihuahuas

Teacup Chihuahuas, sleeve dog, pocket dog, purse dog, lap dog, micro teacup, micro mini’s….. Teacup chihuahuas, are they real? Teacup chihuahuas are not their own breed, it is a commonly used term too describe the weight and size of a chihuahua. Although not an ‘official’ classification of the breed (As set out by the major […]