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San Antonio Vicious Dog Ordinance Bites

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This article was written by Zandra Anderson, a lawyer in San Antonio, TX who specializes in pet law. The entire article is quoted below "It appears that a proposed vicious dog law in San Antonio could put nearly every dog that breathes in danger of being labeled vicious. San Antonio is considering one of the worst dog ordinances I have ever seen. Below is the proposed language–read it very carefully and keep in mind that the definition of enclosure includes your house and fenced yard. PLEASE–fax, call & email (addresses & numbers below)! Talking points are provided below. This is a bad law and can set precedent for other cities. The vote is this Thursday, 12/13/07, so you have t

The Calgary Model

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The Calgary Model   The animal control bylaw in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has been hailed by many as a HUGE success.  While other cities and provinces in Canada are banning breeds, Calgary is choosing education program and stronger enforcement.  What's the end result?  By all accounts, reports and statistics, the bylaw is working!   Not only that, the bylaw works so well and the results are so highly praised, Calgary is inspiring animal control officials outside of Canada to use the bylaw as a model for their own animal control ordinances.     The following is written by Dana Grove:   The bylaw officers in Calgary have taken a stand against breed banning, and responded to dog bite con

Molosserdogs Future

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I have seen the popularity and visits to many websites drop significantly. Theree was a belief that over time we would see static webcontent give way to smaller communities centered around particular interests where smaller groups of individual have commom interests. Sites like Facebook, pInterest, twitter, and new offerings from the big 3 (google, microsoft, Yahoo) mak it very difficult for smaller sites to popular again. It was partly that reason why i changed the format of MD to a community site to give members a site with features similar to fb but more community centric. Only the future will tell how we progress but i will keep molosserdogs.com running as long as i am able.

Guide to Canine Cancer: Your Most Common Questions Answered

Guide to Canine Cancer: Your Most Common Questions Answered From signs and symptoms to what to do if your dog's been diagnosed, get the important dog cancer information you need. Posted: May 29, 2014, 2 p.m. PST While too many dogs still get diagnosed with cancer each year, new research and treatments are helping increase the quality and quantity of life for dogs with the disease. Education also works as a powerful tool in preventing and dealing with canine cancer. In observance of Pet Cancer Awareness Month in May, the staff at The Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, Conn., offers information on the disease that can benefit both you and the dogs in your life. Do Dogs Get Cancer? Answ

Diffrent coats

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These 33 Dogs With The Most Unique Coats On Earth Took My Breath Away. My Favorite Is #7! These amazing dogs have such unusual colors and markings that once you see them, you’ll never be able to forget them. Some of these markings are a result of a rare genetic variations or conditions, but all of these dogs are undeniably beautiful. Of all the adorable and stunning dogs on the Internet, Reshareworthy.com collected and specifically chose the following 33 as the dogs with the most memorable and gorgeous markings!   This sweet husky has a natural little mask. This puppy also wears a mask! Everyone *nose* that this puppy has a lot of love to offer! This is Puck.
Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day

By the time a man realizes that his Father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he is wrong.

Beware! Plants Poisonous to Dogs

Beware! Plants Poisonous to Dogs Know which plants and foods are no-nos for your dog. By DC Editors | Posted: Mar 19, 2013, 3 p.m. EDT People are often surprised to learn that there are actually hundreds of plants potentially poisonous to dogs many of which could be in your home, or yard. The following is a list of some plants, trees, flowers, and foods that are poisonous to dogs: American bittersweet roots, leaves, berries Apple seeds, in large amounts Apricot seeds Autumn crocus -  Its active ingredient, colchicines, triggers an anti-metabolic effect that can cause rapidly dividing cells, shedding of the gastrointestinal tract, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Learn more>> Avocado l

Science Diet’s “The Truth About Pet Food Ingredients”

Science Diet’s “The Truth About Pet Food Ingredients” June 14, 2011 The Science Diet website now has a page titled “The Truth About Pet Food Ingredients Pet Food Myths Answered with Facts”.  Here’s what Science Diets says and of course I have some follow up… The Science Diet webpage starts off like this… “The TRUTH about pet nutrition.”  They go on to say “It’s important to understand what is myth or fact when making choices about what you feed your pet.”  I agree Science Diet, it IS important for pet parents to understand what is myth or fact when making choices about pet food.  So, let’s see what Science Diet’s myths and truths are… “Myth 1:  Corn is just filler.” “Fact:  A filler is an

Training Preferences

There are those that believe that everyone should not use any aversive when training a dog or doing behavioral modification.  They believe operant and classical condition is the only way to go. Others prefer to use force corrections. They use tools like check chains, pronged collars, e-collars, etc. There are also those that call themselves balance trainers. Instead of trying to train a dog or modify its behavior by force only or positive reinforcement only they believe nature teaches us that you need to have a balance between both in when dealing with dogs. I'm curious as to what other preference are? Where do you stand on this subject. I won't condemn anyone for their methods of choice
Elite Guardian Presa - Presa Canario Puppies

Elite Guardian Presa - Presa Canario Puppies

CH. AKCM Aurelius has been bred to EGP PR' Princessa De Mercedes and to URO1 CH. AKCM Grace. The litters are confirmed and due in Feb.   EGP PR' Princessa De Mercedes    URO1 CH. AKCM Grace, CGC   CH. AKCM Aurelius
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Articles coming soon

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Now that the site is moved and the layout is just about.finalized, it is time to move the articles ove . For that I will need special help from Tracer.  Stay tune . 

MD Is On a New System

Over the past couple months I spent some time testing the new UNA system platform for Molosserdogs.  I have finally made the switch from the Dolphin system to UNA and hope you find it friendly and informative. Login or register and check it out.

Old Dog Poem

I saw a wonderful poem about an old dog over on a blog and wanted to link it here so you can read it. It is only two paragraphs but it very touching. Please check it out: https://notalentforcertainty.com/2018/06/21/old-dog/  

Molosserdogs.com at the Crossroads

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As I consider the history of molosserdogs.com and the expense and effort that has gone into developing and maintaining the site, I have to now make a decision of whether to keep it going. We have some loyal members who visit frequently but I am aware the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have taken the majority of members away from community sites like this one. Over the next few weeks, I will discuss the future of this site with a few friends of MD and then decide if I archive it and shut it down.  When we consider the negligible level of activity and postings it makes it difficult to continue to justify the expense and time to maintain the site. If you have a comment on whether the site s
Rabies Shots for Senior Dogs

Rabies Shots for Senior Dogs

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I subscribe to the Whole Dog Journal which is an awesome magazine for dog owners. I got an email discussing the rabies vaccine for older dogs and thought some of us may have the same dilemma regarding vaccinating a dog that will never come into contact with critters carrying the rabies virus.  If you would like to read the article you can find it here. Please share you thoughts on this subject with us.

Protect Fido with a Dog House

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If you recently adopted or purchased a new furry family member, it is important to provide a dog house for your pet. Whether your new dog will stay primarily outside or regularly cuddle with you on the couch, a dog house is essential for your pet’s protection outdoors. Dr. Sarah Griffin, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, said providing a safe outdoor place for your dog is important, especially if they live outside or are going to spend long periods of time outdoors. Portability, durability, and size are all factors to consider when purchasing or building an outdoor shelter for Fido, she added. An effective dog house should protect your

Protecting your Pet from the Summer Heat

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Posted June 23, 2017 Summer time in Texas means more time to play outside, go swimming, and soak up the sun. However, warmer temperatures also mean that pets may be more susceptible to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. To help pet owners avoid these risks, Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offered some insight. “Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are major problems for pets in the summer, especially in short nosed breeds, such a pug or a bulldog,” Eckman said.  “These conditions can occur during hot and humid days and even cooler days, if your pets aren’t accustomed to the heat.” Heat exhaustion is

Research Offers Hope for Spinal Cord Injuries: How a Clinical Trial in Dogs May Help Human Patients

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How a Clinical Trial in Dogs May Help Human Patients Dr. Jonathan Levine Dr. Jonathan Levine’s research on spinal cord injuries in dogs may one day help humans with similar injuries. The United States Department of Defense seems to think so, as they have funded a large-scale, three-year clinical trial of dogs with injuries resulting from intervertebral disc herniation. While humans with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) usually sustain these due to trauma, canine disc herniation does mimic certain facets of human injury. Using infrared cameras that track limb movements, the team measure how normal versus injured dogs walk. Importantly, canine disc herniation results in spinal cord brui

Garlic For Dogs

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I found this great article by Rita Hogan on the pros and cons of feeding garlic to your dogs and how to do it safely.  It is worth reading as you consider ways to keep your dogs healthy and free of parasites. http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/garlic-for-dogs-poison-or-medicine/ Garlic As A Flea And Tick Repellent Garlic may help you in the war on fleas and ticks if you feed it to your dogs during flea and tick season. It takes a couple of weeks for garlic to build up in your dog’s natural coat oil, so start feeding it before the bug season starts.   When using garlic as a flea and tick repellent, feed each day for two weeks, then twice a week for maintenance.
Locating the genes for hip dysplasia in dogs

Locating the genes for hip dysplasia in dogs

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Based on an article at the Institute of Canine Biology I downloaded and read the attached paper on locating the genes for hip dysplasia in dogs. Published in 2006 about a study that was able to substantially reduce in incidence and severity of hip dysplasia in Labradors – not by locating particular genes or implementing strategically-designed breeding programs – but by reducing food consumption. http://molosserdogs.com/m/files/view/1490034335 Please read and comment.
Elite Guardian Presa - Presa Canario Puppies

Elite Guardian Presa - Presa Canario Puppies

CH. AKCM Aurelius has been bred to EGP PR' Princessa De Mercedes and to URO1 CH. AKCM Grace. The litters are confirmed and due in Feb.   EGP PR' Princessa De Mercedes    URO1 CH. AKCM Grace, CGC   CH. AKCM Aurelius
Dog In Back of Truck II

Dog In Back of Truck II

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I recently posted a blog about a dog in the back of a truck, and I found this other photo I had taken of another dog riding down the highway in another truck this time without a tailgate.  We were going in the same direction so I was able to observe the dog and he seems to be enjoying the ride and staying away from the open tailgate.  Most of these trucks and dogs live on a farm or ranch and they are usually quite large in Texas.  So putting the dog in the back of the truck to drive a few miles across a ranch is not a big deal.  Happens all the time.  So, I can see the ease of making the transition to the open highways where speeds exceed 75 mph. I have seen many dead dogs on the side of ou