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OTHER MED/DENTAL

CANINE FLU

Please read the following information concerning flu

> Canine Flu Information

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SKUNK ODOR REMOVAL

Our dogs seem to always manage to get "skunked".   Here are several recipes for removing the odor.

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TICK REMOVAL

Ticks are common in the county and can carry diseases, but you can safely remove them by following these instructions.  They will open in MS Word format.

> Tick Removal

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It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?

~ Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920)

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This is among the most comprehensvie veterinary sites. 

> Veterinary Partner.com

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Here is the USDA statement concerning online
veterinary drugs.  Be sure to read the entire
statement.
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Why should you be concerned with your pet’s dental care?

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop periodontal disease by the age of three years, and it’s the most common dental condition affecting our pets. And it’s not just an issue of doggie bad breath; your dog’s oral health has an impact on his or her overall health.

According to Dr. Brook Niemiec, a board-certified veterinary dental specialist, ”Periodontal inflammation and infection have been linked to numerous problems including heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, emphysema, liver disease, osteoporosis, pregnancy problems and diabetes.”

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AGGIE ANIMAL DENTAL SERVICE

Milinda Lommer

5796 Paradise Dr.

Corte Madera

415-533-2237

(see MADERA PET HOSPITAL)

 

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NON-ANESTHESIC TEETH CLEANING 

Because of the need to use anesthesia, cleaning teeth can be expensive ($700- 900). Kimberly says she can do it without anesthesia for $100 and she travels the Bay Area. Here are her phone number, email address and web site.

415-567-1344


kimberly@thedoggiedentist.net

www.thedoggiedentist.net

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Here are two good canine dental sites:

> THE DENTAL CARE SERIES By Jan Bellows D.V.M. DipAVDC

Veterinarian-approved dental chews/treats/water additives
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Marie Jo also performs canine dentistry without anesthesia. 
Features

v     All natural and anesthesia-free.  Marie Jo uses a calming, homeopathic remedy in lieu of risky anesthetic.

v     Hundreds of dollars less than veterinarian dental cleaning.

v     In-home treatment calms and comforts the dog with the owner present or assisting.

Qualifications

v     Marie Jo has a lifelong passion for all things related to maintaining good health and to healing.

v     For over 15 years, she has studied and done bodywork with human anatomy and, more recently, with dogs. 

v     She translates her anatomical knowledge through working with her hands to provide health care in an intimate setting.

v     Marie Jo loves dogs and takes a keen interest in anything that contributes to their health.

v     Because of the benefits to a dog’s overall health, she has a strong interest in dog dentistry and has been invited by a veterinary dentist to actively observe dental procedures in progress.

Let Marie Jo make a difference in your dog’s life and health. 

415-302-4595

MissBittsSmDogCare@gmail.com

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HOUSE CALL VETERINARIANS

> House Call Vets

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Low Cost and Mobile Vaccinations 

This service is not endorsed or evaluated by this site.  It is listed for your information and consideration.  VIP Petcare Services  schedules "clinics" in various Marin County locations which can be found by using their site's locator link.

> VIP Low Cost and Mobile Vaccinations

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ANCESTRY DETERMINATION

If you have a mixed breed, mutt or whatever and have wondered if you could determine what your dog's ancestry was, you may be able to find out.

It can be useful in understanding genetic medical problems associated with particular breeds.  For about $125 plus local vet fees, you can find out with about 98% accuracy. 
 

This site has a good page on all AKC-recognized breeds and some free posters of breed groups like the "sporting breeds" one below.  Click on it for more information about ancestry determination.

Here is a state-by-state listing of breeds and other information about what sort of dogs are most owned and how they were obtained

You can help this census, by adding information about your own sweet mutt/mixed. 
For a serious discussion of the origins of domestic dogs, please see the Origin and Evolution portion of The Complete Dog.

 

 

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Sporting Breeds

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"It is well to love even a dog when you have the opportunity, for fear you should find nothing else worth loving."  ~  Louise Honorine de Choiseul

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HIP DYSPLASIA

Certain breeds are very susceptable to hip dysplasia.  It can be detected much earlier than it used to be and treatments have greatly improved.  Click here for more information from the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program.

Torn Ligaments

 

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Online Vet consultation
Do not use this if your dog has any serious-looking symtoms.  Call or go to your Vet immediately. But if you have a serious question in the absence of serious symtoms, you may find this useful.  This link is repeated on the DOG TOXINS page.  There is a charge for this service.

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OTHER USEFUL LINKS

You can find more veterinary/medical links in Section XIII  Medical/First Aid of  the DogTravel document located in the Dog Travel Document on the Dog Travel page.   Click here to jump to the Dog Travel page.

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