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Our extensive Pro Club article library features topics important to dog breeders
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Eye diseases in Poodles have long been a health concern. Despite efforts to encourage eye tests and advise breeders to selectively breed against eye diseases, one expert notes an ongoing steady increase in Poodle eye diseases.
Advances treating canine diseases, such as cancer, often come from innovative studies patterned after human medicine. New therapies using checkpoint molecules and personalized medicine for canine mast cell tumor provide a promising future.
Lafora disease in Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds is a late-onset progressive myoclonic epilepsy that occurs around 7 years of age. The disease occurred in dogs in the U.K. for decades before the autosomal recessive gene mutation was discovered
Boxers are among the breeds with an increased risk for mast cell tumor, the most common skin cancer in dogs. Mast cells are an important part of the immune system, but when they replicate out of control, they form an aggressive cancer.
Breeding healthy dogs entails applying selective pressure to decrese the number of deleterious disese liability genes and improve the probability of healthy genes. There are many tools today available to help breeders make the best decisions to help
A fatal neurological disease affecting young Rottweiler dogs, juvenile-onset laryngeal paralysis and polyneuropathy (JLPP) is caused by an autosomal recessive mutation in the RAB3GAP1 gene. Affected dogs typically show signs of general weakness
A newly adapted gastric decompression technique may help save lives of German Shepherd dogs. Learn more about the G-cath technique at Purina Pro Club.
Merle has always been a Great Dane coat color but never an approved color. That is until Jan. 1, 2019, when merle Great Danes became eligible to enter American Kennel Club dog shows. The newly approved color signals a change in long-held beliefs abou
Beagles are among the breeds considered predisposed to developing steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA), an immune-mediated neurological disorder. Although the condition is generally treated successfully, it is not readily recognized. A rece