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    Classical Music De-stresses Dogs

    Nov 09 2012

    Study: Classical music de-stresses dogs   Classical music might be the best way to calm an anxious pooch, a new study finds. Lead author Lori Kogan of Colorado State University…

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    First National Memorial Honoring War Dogs

    Oct 30 2012

    It’s about time….Dr. Sakas   1st national monument for war dogs honors four-legged pup soldiers of World War II and beyond Burnam Monument Foundation, Inc./ Associated Press ) – This…

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    Dog Yawns – A Learned Behavior?

    Oct 25 2012

    Dog Yawns – A Learned Behavior?  From the AVMA Pet Health SmartBrief    Puppies Learn to Catch Yawns As They Grow Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer This Hungarian Vizsla is…

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    Putting to rest rumors of Dr. Sakas retiring, etc.

    Oct 22 2012

    Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated To paraphrase the famous quote by Mark Twain, when he was erroneously reported as dead, “Reports of my death have been greatly…

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    Statistics about dog bites and their cost

    Oct 16 2012

    Some statistics about dog bites and their cost. (From Veterinary Practice News July 2012)   Dogs vs. People State Farm Insurance, reported its top ten states for dog bite claims…

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    Halloween Hazards for Your Pets

    Oct 16 2012

    An article I had written which is very topical. Feel free to share it with friends and family. Halloween Hazards for Your Pets Peter S. Sakas DVM Niles Animal Hospital…

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    Nature’s Recipe Recalls Chicken Dog Treats

    Oct 16 2012

    From the AVMA Pet health SmartBrief Pet food company recalls dog treats that could be contaminated with salmonella By Associated Press, Published: October 13 TRENTON, N.J. — A pet food company…

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    Dog Bite Prevention

    Oct 12 2012

    From the AVMA_ Dog Bite Prevention Dog Bite Emergencies If you are bitten by a dog, here is a checklist of things you should do: If the dog’s owner is…

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    You Could Be Giving Your Pets the Flu!

    Oct 11 2012

    From the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) NEWStat:   Vets can help researchers learn about human-to-pet flu transmission  Humans can transmit the flu to their pets – that much is…

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    Maybe Your Cranky Old Cat Has Alzheimer’s!

    Oct 08 2012

    This article was from the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) Animal Health SmartBrief. Very interesting and it could explain the strange behavior of older cats. Cognitive dysfunction is already recognized…