Category: Health

LATE PREGNANCY

Preparation of the bitch and the environment should occur well ahead of the projected whelping date (see Chapter 10). Materials to have on hand prior to whelping include
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V. PREGNANCY LOSS

A. INFECTIOUS CAUSES 1. Brucellosis The classic sign of brucellosis in bitches is pregnancy loss late in gestation. All bitches should be tested for brucellosis before breeding (see
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Parasitology of dogs

Parasitology is the study of parasites, organisms that use another organism for their survival to the detriment of the host. Parasites can be a huge medical problem in
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ANTIBIOTICS

Antibiotics are compounds that kill living agents. Antimicrobials are specifically those compounds that destroy microorganisms. The term antiseptic generally is taken to mean an agent that will be
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Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the study of the uptake and use of drugs by the body. It comprises (1) pharmacodynamics, the study of the responses elicited by drugs in the
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PREGNANCY

Animals that are pregnant or nursing, or active performance animals (e.g., racing, mushing, agility) have different energy requirements than animals on a maintenance plan. Pregnancy The following recommendations
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