DOG WORLD 2009 Web Extras

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Dog World | December 2009

December 2009

Dogs With Disk Disease
What are the options beyond surgery?
By Shawn Messonnier, DVM

Are Runt Puppies the Result of Two Breedings in One Cycle?
Female dogs bred twice during their receptive time don’t produce underdeveloped puppies.
By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.


Dog World | November 2009

November 2009

Can Dogs Be Identical Twins?
DNA tests are the only conclusive way to prove identical twin dogs.
By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.

Bladder Disease in Dogs
Is treatment always needed?
By Shawn Messonnier, DVM


Dog World | October 2009

October 2009

Close Encounters With a Police Dog
At Adlerhorst Intl. Police K-9 Academy, Dog World’s managing editor experiences life inside a bite suit.
By Kristopher Wardwell

Dog World | September 2009

September 2009

Home Care for the Arthritic Dog
Tips to manage your older dog’s arthritis.
By Shawn Messonnier, DVM

Lure Coursing With Any Dog Breed
Coursing events are typically for sighthounds, but a few groups offer this exhilarating sport for all dogs.
By Maryanne Dell


Dog World | August 2009

August 2009

Caring for a Deaf Dog
Tips to help make your hearing-impaired dog’s life easier.
By Debbie Swanson

Stretching Exercises for Your Dog
Regular stretching keeps your performance dog conditioned and ready to work or compete.
By Maryanne Dell


Dog World | July 2009

July 2009

Train Your Dog to Dock Jump
Teach your water-loving dog this high-flying, big-splashing sport.
By Maryanne Dell

Homemade Liver Dog Treat Recipes
Try one of these easy recipes to prepare some nutritious, delicious homemade dog treats.


Dog World | June 2009

June 2009

Trick Training for Active Dogs
Two fun tricks that use your busy dog’s intelligence and athleticism.
by Liz Palika

Puppy Games for Future Performance Dogs
Fun games can help your puppy develop important skills.
by Maryanne Dell


Dog World | May 2009

May 2009

Puppy Vaccine Tips
8 guidelines to vaccinating your puppy responsibly.
by Shawn Messonnier, DVM

Should I Feed My Dog Raw Food?
Before adding raw foods to your dog's diet, review the pros and cons.
by Randy Kidd, DVM, Ph.D.

Build Your Own Practice Earthdog Tunnel
Test your dog's go-to-ground-instincts in your own backyard.
by Maryanne Dell


Dog World | April 2009

April 2009

Train Your Dog with Food Treats
Teach your dog to Sit and Stay when you open the door.
by Terry Long

Heal Your Allergic Dog the Natural Way
Six tips to a happier, healthier, itch-free dog.
by Shawn Messonnier, DVM


Dog World | March 2009

March 2009

Car-Sick Dog?
Five tips to help ease your dog’s anxiety during car rides.
by Shawn Messonnier, DVM

What's in a Show Dog Name?
Breeder and exhibitor Anne Bowes elucidates the complicated names of show dogs.
by Anne H. Bowes

The ABCs of Dog Agility Associations
Don’t get lost in the alphabet soup. Here are North America’s agility associations and the titles they offer.
by Maryanne Dell


Dog World | February 2009

February 2009

Is Surgery the Answer for ACL Injuries?
Discuss with your veterinarian the facts about dog ACL injuries before making a treatment decision.
by Shawn Messonnier, DVM

Take Great Photos of Your Dog
5 tips for taking breathtaking pet portraits.
By Laurie Meehan-Elmer

Expert Photo Tips
photographer demystifies the relationship between pixels and resolution so you can take stunning photographs of your dog.
By Laurie Meehan-Elmer


Dog World | January 2009

January 2009

<Epilepsy and Your Dog
Know the signs of a canine epileptic seizure.
by Shawn Messonnier, DVM

5 Ways to Go Green with Your Dog
How you and your dog can live eco-friendly.
By Wendy Bedwell-Wilson


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