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Something Smells Off: Incredible Cancer Sniffing Dogs

You probably knew that your dog is good for your health, but you probably didn’t know that dogs are advancing human medicine in ways you never dreamed about. Modern medical science is learning more and more about how our canine … Continue reading

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Solving Great Mysteries: Explaining the Small Dog Lifespan

The Egyptian pyramids, crop circles, Stonehenge…there are some mysteries in this world that continue to go unexplained. Perhaps one of the more compelling mysteries for animal lovers everywhere, though, is trying to figure out why some dogs live to be … Continue reading

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Mutts Vs. Purebreds: What Pet Owners Need to Know

Prospective pet owners have a lot to think about before committing to bringing home a new, four-legged family member. Although many of us gravitate toward a specific pet breed, there are concerns about the overall health and hardiness of a … Continue reading

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Ear Infections in Dogs and How to Avoid Them

Some pet owners get to experience more than their fair share of ear problems in their furry wards. A few of you may even be regulars at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services’ dermatology department. While some ear infections in dogs may … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do:  Preventing and Dealing with Dog Fights

It is a scary experience that, unfortunately, many pet owners have experienced first-hand: Dog fights. Be it between your own pets, at the dog park, or with a stray animal coming into your yard, dog fights are one of the … Continue reading

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Quiet Heroes: Saluting America’s K9 Veterans

Strong. Intelligent. Stately. Loyal. Dedicated. Just a few of the many adjectives one could use to describe U.S. military dogs. Vietnam veteran and former military dog handler Joseph J. White felt the same way, which is why he founded National … Continue reading

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