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Model Non-breed-specific Ordinance

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Legislation Model Non-breed-specific Ordinance Studies have shown that dog owner (mis)management is frequently the cause of dog bites. Dogs that are not properly socialized, trained, and contained are often implicated in dog bites. Furthermore, dogs have no control over their environment—but their owners do. Consequently,…
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Pet Friendly Insurance Companies

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Legislation Pet Friendly Insurance Companies   Below is a list of pet friendly insurance companies that are reported to not discriminate against homeowners based upon the breed of dog that they own: Be sure to shop around. and ask your Local Club which company they use and if…
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Kennel Cough

By Canine Health
Library Kennel Cough Kennel cough is most commonly associated with a bacterial infection caused by the organism Bordetella bronchiseptica. While it is hard to be certain in veterinary medicine when discussing statistics, it is estimated that 80 to 90% of the cases of kennel cough…
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Vaccinations & Immunizations

By Canine Health
Library Vaccinations & Immunizations CANINE PARVOVIRUS & VACCINATIONS Canine Parvovirus is probably the single most devastating disease to attack the dog population. In most cases the victim is a young non-vaccinated puppy, six months of age or younger. But an unprotected dog can become infected…
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Shot Knots

By Canine Health
Library Shot Knots A “shot knot” is a localized swelling arising in the area of an injection or vaccination. It is an inflammatory reaction in the tissues that can also involve a bacterial infection. These knots vary in size and can be difficult and time…
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Sarcoptic Mange

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Library Sarcoptic Mange (ALSO CALLED "SCABIES") THE ORGANISM AND HOW IT LIVES Sarcoptic mange is the name for the skin disease caused by infection with theSarcoptes scabei mite. Mites are not insects; instead they are more closely related to spiders.  They are microscopic and cannot…
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Ringworm

By Canine Health
Library Ringworm Ringworm (dermatophytosis) is an infection of the skin caused by a fungus (not a worm). Several fungi can cause it and are acquired from the soil or other animals (dogs, rodents). Dogs and cats are major sources for human cases of ringworm. Transmission…
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Heartworms

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Library Heartworms Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) are a blood parasite transmitted to dogs by many species of mosquitos. A female mosquito picks up larvae while feeding on an infected dog. The larvae develops in the mosquito and is then transmitted to another dog when the mosquito…
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