How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Cold

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How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Cold Of course, it's 'kennel cough!' Chloe was at a kennel, and now she's sick. I've researched dozens of blogs and consulted an online veterinary service, and they all agree. Now if you would simply write me a prescription for these antibiotics, I'll be on my way."

Which Livestock Guardian Dog Breed?

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Which Livestock Guardian Dog Breed? As a sheep producer and an extension educator, I'm often asked which breed of livestock guardian dog (LGD) I prefer. Some have heard that Great Pyrenees dogs are more likely to wander. Others have heard that Akbash and Anatolian Shepherd dogs can be…

Joan Merriam: The older dog

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Joan Merriam: The older dog Many of us who've passed the half-century mark aren't crazy about getting older…yet it's a fact of life we can't dismiss with a wave of a magic wand. We feel the same way about our dogs: we recognize that sweet "sugar face," the slightly grizzled, gray muzzle that signals our […]