AKC Canine Health Foundation Call for SamplesAllergic reactions
continue to be the most common adverse event associated with vaccination in dogs. Recent research has demonstrated that small dogs in general, and several specific breeds, are at higher risk for
these reactions. Laboratory studies have shown that normal dogs make antibodies against many vaccine components, even though they may not show an allergic reaction immediately following vaccination.
Although the specific cause of allergic reactions in dogs remains unknown, vaccine components residual from the manufacturing process have been incriminated. These specific components need to be
identified, so that manufacturers can make safer vaccines for dogs.
Researchers including Dr. George Moore at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine – with funding provided by the AKC Canine Health Foundation – are looking to identify causes of vaccine-induced allergic reactions. Using serum from dogs of high-risk breeds, this study will compare antibody concentrations in dogs demonstrating allergic reactions versus antibody concentrations in dogs of the same breed that don’t have reactions. To complete this study, samples are urgently needed from 5 high-risk breeds including the Dachshund, Pug dog, Chihuahua, Boston Terrier, and Miniature Pinscher.
Your dog may participate in this study if they are a member of this group, and have been vaccinated in the past three weeks.
Director of Development & Communications
AKC Canine Health Foundation
PO Box 37941
Raleigh, NC 27627-7941
(919) 334-4015 (b)
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At least trying this would be a pleasant experience....
Pets Enjoy Healing Power of Music - Yahoo! News
A trainer (old time akc judge) at my club used this for treats the dogs were crazy about it < ?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /> She used chicken livers Ps I am not a cook but have been given this time to time Amy will follow anyone that has given this to her for days afterwards
She used chicken livers Ps I am not a cook but have been given this time to time Amy will follow anyone that has given this to her for days afterwards
Ps I am not a cook but have been given this time to time Amy will follow anyone that has given this to her for days afterwards
Amy will follow anyone that has given this to her for days afterwards
Jan 3, 2008 - The Associated Press
Man leaps off bridge, taking police dog with him
CORONADO, Calif. — A man being chased by authorities grabbed a police dog and leaped off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, taking the animal with him into the ocean water 200 feet below.
The fugitive survived and was in serious condition Tuesday with a collapsed lung, but the fall killed the dog.
The 27-year-old man will be charged with causing the dog's death, driving under the influence and evading police, authorities said.
The pursuit began Monday evening after an Oceanside officer saw the man driving a GMC pickup erratically. The officer, accompanied by a Belgian Malinois named Stryker, ordered the driver to stop but he refused, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Larry Landeros said.
The man led police on a chase on a section of Interstate 5 and onto the bridge, where he stopped and the officer released Stryker.
"The dog actually took the driver to the ground and then [the driver] ... lifted the dog up and jumped over the side," CHP Sgt. Steven Toth said.
The man had not been identified as of late Tuesday.
Just saw Jack Horkheimer's weekly astronomy
bit--Sirius, the Dog Star, will rise in the southeast
on New Year's Eve and hit its high point in the sky at
midnight--happens every year in each time zone
One of the neatest bits in the universe, so if any of
us are still awake at midnight we must remember to
check it out
As Jack always concludes, keep looking up!