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Hyperthermia in Dogs: Fast Facts April 20, 2015

Hyperthermia, or overheating, is when the body temperature significantly exceeds the accepted normal temperature range of a healthy dog. Learn more about keeping your dog safe.

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) April 16, 2015

Current recommendations from experts in the field regarding the canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to best protect your dog.

Sporting Dog Health February 3, 2015

Learn more about keeping your dog safe in the field.

Addressing Anesthesia Concerns in Senior Dogs October 14, 2014

Senior dogs are more sensitive to anesthesia. These helpful tips provide information for a safe procedure.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) October 7, 2014

Learn more about how you can support research to help dogs diagnosed with IBD.

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Hypothyroidism Is Difficult to Diagnose; Regular Testing Recommended June 1, 2008

A list of signs to help recognize hypothyroidism and the tests used to diagnose the disease.

Cocker Spaniel DNA Bank Begins with Epilepsy Research June 1, 2008

Cocker Spaniel breeders have collected samples from families of dogs that will aid researchers studying epilepsy.

Myostatin Deficiency Creates Double Muscling in Racing Whippets June 1, 2008

The myostatin (MSTN) gene mutation that causes double muscling of whippets and the genetic test that is now available.

Translation Medicine June 1, 2008

This article explains what translation medicine is and how this approach can help the medical and scientific communities better understand diseases common to the dog and human.

Researchers Study Genetic Basis of Canine Cancer June 1, 2008

An overview of canine cancer research being done by leaders in the field, Dr. Matthew Breen and Dr. Jaime Modiano. They are specifically investigating the genetics of cancer.

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