Are Dewclaws Useful?
The dewclaw is an extra digit on on animal’s foot. Dewclaws can be found on some mammals, birds and reptiles. Although they don’t appear to serve any purpose now, the dewclaw is thought to have been another toe at some time. Dogs are the most well-known animal with dewclaws. They are on the inside of […]
The Importance of Leashing Your Dog
Leashing your dog – a subject close to my heart. When you leash your dog, it’s an important part of teaching that you are the pack leader. And you have control of your dog when leashed. I’ve heard many stories from people who tell me of their off-leash dogs that would never disobey a command. […]
Myelomalacia in Dogs
Myelomalacia, also known as hematomyelia, is a progressive ischemic (local deficiency of blood supply) necrosis of the spinal cord. It is caused by injury to the spinal cord or disc disease. The necrosis begins at the site of the injury and then in time, moves in both directions, up and back. Symptoms include numbness and/or […]