Archives for September 2011

Breed Profiling: a good thing?

It’s the new animal version of racism: terriers are all hyper and barky, small dogs bite, pit bulls are scary, and on and on.  And we’ve probably all heard that large dogs are prone to hip issues and barrel-chested dogs are more susceptible to bloat.  But maybe in a medical sense breed profiling could be […]

Puppy Biting and Mouthing

Yeah, they have needle teeth, I know.  But, it’s normal and even beneficial (seriously!) to have a puppy who mouths you.  Unfortunately for your hands and clothes… Puppies play-bite because that’s how they interact naturally with other dogs with whom they’d like to play.  When they grab you with those little needle teeth, they’re simply […]

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