Panosteitis (Bone Inflammation) in Young Dogs

Panosteitis, or hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD), is a bone disease that most often affects the legs of young dogs that are four to eighteen months old. Often referred to as ‘puppy growing pains’, panosteitis has been known to manifest in dogs as young as 2 months and as old as 5 years, although it’s not as…

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Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Characteristics & Background Information: Although many specialized breeds were already in existence by ancient Roman times, the retrievers did not appear until the 1700s. The reason was because there was no need for them until firearms enabled hunters to down game at a distance, especially over water. This became especially important in the…

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Great Dane

Great Dane Breed Information & Background The origin of the Great Dane is unknown, but it no doubt descended from ancient Molossian war dogs of the Mastiff type. These heavy dogs were probably crossed with lighter boned hounds, possibly Greyhounds, in the Middle Ages. The result was a swift, powerful and courageous dog that could…

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