Tag: dog

Nonsurgical fertility control for managing free-roaming dog populations: a review of products and criteria for field applications

About 75 per cent of dogs worldwide are free to roam and reproduce, thus creating locally overabundant populations. Problems caused by roaming dogs include diseases transmitted to livestock and humans, predation on livestock, attacks on humans, road traffic accidents, and nuisance behavior. Nonsurgical fertility control is increasingly advocated as more […]

Juvenile nephropathy in a boxer dog resembling the human nephronophthisis-medullary cystic kidney disease complex

A juvenile nephropathy in a 4-year-old male boxer dog, closely resembling the nephronophthisis (NPHP)-medullary cystic kidney disease complex (MCKD) in humans is described. Gross examination of the kidneys revealed several multiple cysts at the corticomedullary junction and in the medulla. Histological examination was characterized by a widespread tubular atrophy and […]

Titanium teeth for prison dog

A valuable Victorian prison dog is showing off his new “smile” after receiving titanium incisors from veterinary dentist David Clarke. The German Shepherd, Axel, required the dental work after biting his bed board. Clarke, the owner of K9 Gums in Hallam, Victoria, has also treated big cats, gorillas and bears […]