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Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

by Lori Hehn - February 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Retrospective studies have been helpful for bringing to light information about animal health that may have not otherwise been noticed. In the past few years, there have been many research articles that have focused on spaying and neutering health risks versus benefits. A recent study from U.C. Davis found a greater occurrence of hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament tears and certain types of cancer in spayed or neutered golden retrievers as compared to intact counterparts. The research suggests that health risks are generally greater for dogs that were sterilized less than a year of age. Golden Retriever Study

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Heat Stroke Case Study

by Lori Hehn - July 23, 2013 at 12:12 PM

After reviewing heat stroke in the last blog, here is a real case study about a dog that actually survived a severe case of heat stroke. It is a good example of how intensive these cases can be and what is involved in treatment.

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