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A Look Down The Bottle's Neck

by Margi Bragg, ADPEF Historian www.adpef.orgReprinted with permission obtained by Marj Brooks PART 1: A consideration of the consequences to ...
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Acral Lick Dermatitis

Written by Dr. Alice Crook and taken from the Canine Inherited Disorders Database with permission related terms: lick granuloma What ...
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Aromatherapy

written and submitted by Bonnie Dunlop, Botrina Kennels Twelve Essential Oils For Animals Any of the following oils or their ...
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Blue Doberman Alopecia Treatment

James Anable's site: Blue Doberman alopecia treatment (link)   Permission granted by Logan Catalfu to post on this site Remedy ...
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Blue Doberman Coat Rescue

by Marj Brooks, Manorie Dobermans, USA In its basic form, this was posted to DQ by Marj Brooks. We've tried ...
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Cancer Treatment

written by Patti Smith Both Valerie's Doberman and mine were diagnosed with Lymphoma. The first step was an accurate diagnosis--I ...
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Canine Skin Problems

BACTERIAL SKIN INFECTIONS (PYODERMAS) Causes - Staphylococci (`Staph bacteria´) are the most common organisms found in bacterial skin diseases (pyoderma's) ...
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Caring For Your Dog's Teeth

*It is perfectly normal for young dogs to lose their deciduous, or "baby," teeth much as human children do. Canines ...
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Chronic Active Hepatitis #1

by Mervi Ihantola DVM Introduction Chronic active hepatitis (CAH) is a yet relatively unknown liver disease with dramatical consequences for ...
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Chronic Active Hepatitis #2

Written by Dr. Alice Crook and taken from the Canine Inherited Disorders Database with permission related terms: chronic liver disease, ...
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Colloidal Silver Rediscovered

Prior to 1938, Colloidal Silver was commonly used to combat up to 650 different microorganisms associated with diseases. Colloidal Silver ...
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Color Dilution Alopecia

written by R.M. (Bug ) Russell The dilute colors (fawn and blue) do have coat and skin problems and there ...
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Controversy Of Canine Nutrition

Link: CANINE NUTRITION: A Practical Approach to Feeding Dogs and Puppies ...
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DCM

Dr. Kate Meurs on DCM (link) ...
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Dcm At Univ Of Guelph

What is dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)? Dilated cardiomyopathy is an acquired disease that is characterized by a markedly enlarged and weakened ...
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Diarrhea-causes & Remedies

written by Robert Hart, Vitality ScienceMan´s best friend tends to have a strange palette. Rarely will a dog pass up ...
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Diet And Your Pet

by Ms Dany Canino Too Much Of A Good Thing Can Be Hazardous To Your Pet Every pet owner has ...
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart muscle which causes the heart to enlarge and not function properly ...
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Dog Food Dilemma

Imagine yourself driving down the highway in your Rolls Royce. You peek down at the gas gauge and see your ...
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Dog Food Recall

written by Robert Hart, Vitality ScienceLargest Recall Of Pet Foods In History: The ongoing pet food recall offers a glimpse ...
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Duralactin-Treating Arthritis

A NEW APPROACH TO TREATING ARTHRITIS/INFLAMMATION ? It appears that a new product has been discovered to treat or manage ...
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Genetics 101

Click here for Genetics 101 (link as a PDF) ...
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Gold Bead Implants

Written by Dr. Terry Durkes, D.V.M. The gold beads are gold-plated magnets placed in specific points using sterile, surgical technique ...
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Head Bobbing Syndrome

Submitted by C. David McLaughlin, DVM "It´s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." (Sir Winston Churchill, 10-1-39) ...
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Health

For more information on Doberman health issues, please visit our Public Education site and our Breeder/Exhibitor Education site.These health conditions ...
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Heimlich Maneuver For Choking Canines

Heimlich maneuver for choking canines (link)     ...
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Holter Monitor Q&A

1. How close are we to getting a DNA marker for cardio? A: We are not researching for the presence ...
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Homeopathic Medicine

submitted by Colby Homer - HOMER HILL with Questions and Answers By Cristina Chambreau, DVMthis article was written in 1993 ...
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Hot Spots

by Ms Dany Canino The term "Hot Spot" is used to describe a sore that dogs get from chewing and ...
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Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD)

Hyper (meaning excessive) and trophy or tropic (refers to growth), so the name describes an abnormal and excessive growth of ...
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Hypothyroidism

Written by Dr. Alice Crook and taken from the Canine Inherited Disorders Database with permission related terms: familial thyroiditis, lymphocytic ...
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Inducing Vomiting

Do Not Induce Vomiting If Your Dog: 1. Swallows an acid, alkali, solvent or heavy-duty cleaner; 2. Is severely depressed ...
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Intervertebral Disk Disease

Written by Dr. Alice Crook and taken from the Canine Inherited Disorders Database with permission What is intervertebral disk disease? ...
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Lawn Chemicals, Pets & Cancer

The following news story was released by Reuters of Washington on April 20, 2004. We had to make sure all ...
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Liver Disease

Liver disease in pets as well as people is very complex. The scope of the pathology and disease is far ...
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Mode Of Inheritance For DCM

Mode of inheritance for DCM (link) ...
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OFA – A Genetic Lottery

Genetic Lottery--Do you want to play? (link) ...
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Osteosarcoma In Dogs

WHAT IS OSTEOSARCOMA? Osteosarcoma is by far the most common bone tumor of the dog, usually striking the leg bones ...
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Panosteitis

Commonly referred to as "Pano" by breeders, this mysterious disease/disorder occurs when the normal process of bone degeneration and resorption ...
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Peripheral Neuropathy-Dancing Doberman

Peripheral neuropathy-Dancing Doberman disease (link) ...
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Poisonous Houseplants

COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME POISONOUS PARTS BIRD OF PARADISE Strelizia regirae FRUIT, SEEDS BOSTON IVY Parthenocissus quinquefolia ALL PARTS CALADIUM ...
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Prostate Disease In Dogs

Dr. Peggy Root Kustritz is a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently is ...
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Rawhide And Your Dog's Health

How your dog benefits from rawhide and how to choose the correct chew for your dog...For centuries, wild canines and ...
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Recycled Restaurant Grease

written by Robert Hart, Vitality Science Who doesn´t love fried foods? Fried chicken, fried fish, chicken fried steak, fried veggies; ...
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Shock & Wound Care

Shock is lack of adequate blood flow to meet the body's needs. Adequate blood flow requires effective heart pumping, open ...
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Toxicity & Your Dog

CHOCOLATE POISONING Chocolate contains theobromine - a substance toxic to dogs. Baking chocolate contains more theobromine per ounce than semisweet ...
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Urinary Incontinence

If your housetrained dog starts having indoor accidents it could have a medical condition that´s interfering with its normal elimination ...
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Vaccinations: AVMA Principles

There will always be disagreements about vaccinations and how often one should vaccinate! The articles below are against annual vaccinations ...
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Vaccinations: Changing Protocols

The following is taken from the April/May Newsletter of the Senior Dogs Project: Vaccinations: All Veterinary Schools in North America ...
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Vaccinations: New Protocol

Dr. W. Jean Dodd's vaccination protocol is now being adopted by ALL 27 North American veterinary schools. I highly recommend ...
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Ventricular Arrhythmias

By Nancy Morris DVM, Diplomate ACVIM CardiologyRapid, erratic, heart beats known as Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) account for 25-30% of Dobermans ...
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Vitamin C & Stress Management

Vitamin C and its role in Stress Management, Bone Metabolism and its influence on the skin and coat of the ...
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Vitamins C & E

Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an important nutrient which has been shown to have a number of physiologic and pharmacologic ...
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Von Willebrand's Disease

Written by Dr. Alice Crook and taken from the Canine Inherited Disorders Database with permission What is von Willebrand's disease? ...
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Warning-adverse Reaction To Proheart 6

by April S. Andrade I wanted to let everyone in our company know of a great travesty that happened to ...
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Warning-Adverse Reactions To Sulfa Drugs

submitted by Mary Korevaar, Glengate Reg'd Dobermans appear to be more susceptible to the hypersensitivity reactions that can be caused ...
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Whip Worms

Jessica J. Wilcock, DVM, Talent Dobermans, USA 1. What is the life cycle of Whipworms? The dog ingests soil that ...
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Wobblers

Written by Dr. Alice Crook and taken from the Canine Inherited Disorders Database with permission related terms: Wobbler syndrome, cervical ...
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Wobblers Syndrome

References available upon request Jessica J. Wilcock, DVM `Wobbler´s Syndrome´ is the term used to refer to compression of the ...
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Zinc Responsive Dermatoses

Written by Dr. Alice Crook and taken from the Canine Inherited Disorders Database with permission What is zinc-responsive dermatosis? This ...
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