Prehistoric Japanese graves provide best evidence yet that dogs were our ancient hunting companions.
Do you know the genioglossus is the largest muscle of the tongue? There are different actions of the genioglossus. The posterior part extends the tongue, the middle part depresses the tongue, and the anterior part retracts the tip of the tongue.Read More
The procedures in our link article are called tail docking and ear cropping, and they’re commonly performed on this breed and many others. But they’re really amputations by other, more euphemistic names. This is a hot topic in our profession and in the breeding world, but a healthy discussion is important.
We know about hearworms in dogs and cats, but what about humans?
Dirofilaria immitis, or heartworms, are transmitted via mosquitoes. Dogs are the natural host, however, other species may become infected.
Humans may become infected when they are bitten by a mosquito that is carrying this parasite, after it is acquired from a canine carrier. These infections in humans are NOT common, and even though it is very serious in dogs, it is not very harmful in people.Read More