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All Dogs Deserve Basic Training (And Some Great Resources To Get You Started)

All Dogs Deserve Basic Training (And Some Great Resources To Get You Started)

The number one reason that dogs are relinquished to shelters is behavioral, and unfortunately many behavioral issues are actually training issues. Therefore, I truly believe that basic dog training saves lives!  Sometimes when I’m talking to a client during a puppy visit, they look very confused when I mention training. When I say that all…

The Birds and the Bees and Me With a Pipette: Methods of Insemination

The Birds and the Bees and Me With a Pipette: Methods of Insemination

Fundamentally, producing puppies involves combining oocytes (eggs) and sperm. However, there are actually multiple options to accomplish that task. When you’re first getting started, it can be overwhelming to keep track of the lingo, but this article can help!  When discussing methods of insemination, there are two components: the processing of the semen itself (none,…

To Store or Not To Store - A Brief Introduction to Canine Semen Freezing

To Store or Not To Store - A Brief Introduction to Canine Semen Freezing

The following article was originally written for the Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA) Handbook. For more information on requesting scientific content for your own breed club publication, please contact Dr. Kristina at kbaltutis.dvm@gmail.com   To Store or Not to Store A Brief Introduction to Canine Semen Freezing   By Dr. Kristina Baltutis and Dr. Joseph…

What I Feed My Dogs and Why It Isn’t Grain Free

What I Feed My Dogs and Why It Isn’t Grain Free

When I’m advising a client on what to feed their dog, there are several factors I take into consideration: the dog’s age, breed, weight, body condition score, pre-existing medical conditions, etc. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and I’d like to address a few of the ones I hear most commonly.   The MOST IMPORTANT…