Archive for June 5th, 2009

Question by Kuri: Question about “Fake Pregnancy” in a Dog?
Ok so a few days ago we had my Shih-tzu fixed. About two days later she started acting weird! Panting alot, shivering, whining, cramming herself deep into blankets, etc. Anyways her stomach did look kinda swollen, but being that she just had surgery, I didn’t think too much about it, but called the vet just in case. I was told to bring her in and they told me that she was experiencing a “false pregnancy” because she was about to go into heat right before her surgery, so it confused her body! *WTH* I’ve never heard of such a thing. Question is…Anyone out there heard of this and want to give any advice, how long this will last, etc.

Please no Mean answers!! Thanks in advance!!

BTW- -she is an inside dog and has NEVER been with a male dog!!
Sorry walking lady didn’t mean to give you a bad rating!

Best answer:

Answer by Chihuahuagurl
i have heard of it before, in people, horses, cats, so it happens a lot

i would think as long as the vet isn’t concerned, it will most likely correct itself…if you are worried i would call your vet and talk to them about it

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Chertsey Show going from strength to strength

Chertsey Show going from strength to strength
CHERTSEY is gearing up for its 168th agricultural show this weekend with a day of thrills and spills for all the family.
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Dog DNA Testing: How They Work

Dog DNA Testing: How They Work

We can do different DNA tests to check for a child’s real father, so it does make sense that dog DNA testing is available for those who want to check their dog breeds. It might sound too crazy to be true, but there are many different dog breed test kits being sold online and in pet stores that promise to deliver accurate results in a few days.

Ever wondered if your Yorkshire Terrier has actually been crossbred with another toy dog? By using dog DNA tests, you can confirm if your little bundle of joy is a true blue purebred or if you’ve been duped at your local pet store. How does dog DNA testing work exactly? Read on to learn more about this innovative technology.

The Basics of Dog DNA Testing

Let’s go back to basic Science for a second. DNA, as we learned in school, is the blueprint of our entire being. Our DNA is composed of a series of molecule pairs and is unique to each individual, like a thumbprint. We get half of our DNA from our mom and half from our Dad. The DNA strands of dogs are quite similar to that of humans. Dog’s DNA are also composed of DNA strands from the mother and the father. Thus, puppies always display random traits from both parents.

A dog breed test examines the DNA found in the dog’s saliva and checks this against a database. The results will tell you what breeds are mixed in your dog’s DNA. All you have to do is swab your dog’s cheek with the supplied device, mail the sample back to the manufacturer of the dog breed test and wait for results.

Once the laboratory receives your dog DNA analysis sample, technicians put it in a solution that removes the cheek cells from the swab to reveal your dog’s DNA. The solution also allows the DNA to be copied into millions of bits needed for analysis (the “DNA markers”). The markers are then analyzed with information found in the company’s database, where they are compared with the information from thousands of purebred dogs. A special computer is used to obtain a high accuracy rate for the results.

The Importance of Dog DNA Testing

Your little furry friend won’t be able to tell you what kind of dog he really is or why he’s got brown spots all over his body, but reliable dog DNA testing can. Although most people think that DNA testing for dogs is unimportant, it gives you essential information that you can use to help your dog live a healthy and happy life.

Most people might use a dog breed test to make sure that the puppies they’re buying are as purebred as the sellers say they are. But you can also use this innovative test for other things. Some dog owners have had their dogs tested so they can discover and understand their pet’s different habits. You might not know, for instance, that little Lulu loves to swim because she’s part Labrador or that Foxy loves to run around and dig holes because he’s part Terrier. You can also use this knowledge to help in the training of your dog. Different dog breeds have different personalities, so you can develop training programs specifically suited to your pet. And, just as DNA testing can help you manage your health and wellbeing, dog DNA testing can reveal different potential health risks and wellness issues that can plague your furry friend.

Dog DNA testing might sound like something that could be read from a Science Fiction book, but this innovation has apparently become as important to dog owners as regular training and visits to the vet.

This Article is written by Lena Butler, the author of Test Country Articles a longer version of this article is located at Dog DNA Testing: How They Work, and resources from other home health and wellness testing articles are used such as DNA & Genetic testing.

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Northeast Advance headlines

Northeast Advance headlines
Beau Gordon, 1, of Rockford, dances around the room with his stuffed toy dog during theMr. Picklehead program, which includes sing-along songs for children, at the Frenz Coffee House in Rockford last week.

Our pets are our babies..
They dress them up, take them out in prams and tuck them into bed every night.
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Dog Pound Questions From Different Location?

Question by Me And You, You And Me: Dog Pound Questions From Different Location?
I live around Four Corner area that don’t have dog pounds close by unless we drive to the nearest city which is 3hours away.
My question is…
Can i still adopt a pup from another state (right next door) or a much larger city far away that will take 6hour drive to get too?

Im asking cause i want to know if i “have” to have —in the city— address to adopt?
You know, just so i won’t get denied to where they say “oh you have to be a local resident to adopt from our dog shelter”.

Best answer:

Answer by W.
Every shelter has its own guidelines. You will need to contact them.

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Steve Explains Musher’s Secret — Gun Dog Supply

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