I had a good read of an article by Denise Flaim about the Neapolitan Mastiff over on Modern Molosser. This prolific and humorous author has a way of writing to connect directly with readers so the story reads more like you are just sitting together and chatting. If you are curious about the Neo and references to the all things Mastino, hope on over to Modern Molosser and have a read.
#BigDogMom recently completed her most recent survey on the cost of big dog ownership, and I thought you might like to read it since it pertains to most of our molossers. This is the largest survey of big dog owners ever conducted and measures the cost of ownership across 48 different questions about the monthly and annual expenses relating to owning big dogs. Please read her article here.
Those of us with responsibility for the health of canine athletes need to continually read and evaluate new scientific studies to ensure that we are taking the most appropriate care of our performance dogs. This article provides evidence through a number of recent studies to suggest that veterinarians and owners working with canine athletes should revisit the standard protocol in which all dogs that are not intended for breeding are spayed and neutered at or before 6 months of age.
Vaccinations are one of the most important weapons in the fight against infectious diseases in animals. Many diseases have been virtually eliminated through disease control programs that have incorporated vaccination as one of the control measures. However, vaccines are not without their limitations and there are vaccine failures. In fact, in some cases the reactions or side effects can be worse than the disease they are being used to prevent. The use, or overuse of vaccines is being carefully evaluated by veterinary researchers and clinicians the world over. This article will address causes for vaccine failures, side effects and adverse reactions. Continue reading...
Covid-19, the China Carona Virus is causing havoc all over the work except, it now seems, in the country of origin, China. Do you find that strange. Since February the China data is flat-lined either because there are no new cases or they are not bring reported. Other countries are seeing a large spike in reported cased and stock markets across the world, especially the USA, are down to significantly low levels, Is this a coincidence or an actual biological attack coordinated by China and Trump haters (socialists, liberals and democrats)?