By Lynn M. Stone
Little ones are proven colour pictures and narrative approximately those canine of their traditional Alaskan atmosphere.
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If RMSF is diagnosed early enough, antibiotics can treat it effectively and the dog will show improvement within the ﬁrst twelve to twenty-four hours. Following recovery, the dog is probably immune to RMSF for up to twelve months—but reinfection can occur if the dog is exposed to the disease again. Ehrlichiosis. This disease (pronounced “ear-lick-ee-osis”), transmitted by the brown dog tick, is becoming far more common. It is caused by organisms called rickettsia that are carried by the tick. Symptoms will appear within eight to twenty days after the bite of the infected tick.
There are far too many genetic problems that may be inherited, problems that can be both heartbreaking and costly. Sometimes the mother dies while whelping a litter, or requires a cesarean section. Most pet owners don’t consider the potential risks, complications, and expense of raising a litter. Reputable and responsible breeders lose money on every litter they breed. Another important reason for spaying or neutering before sexual maturity concerns the health of your dog. Neutering cuts the risk of testicular cancer to zero and signiﬁcantly decreases the incidence of prostate disease later in life.
28 The Angell Memorial Animal Hospital Book Giardia Giardia is a protozoal parasite found in cyst form in bodies of water (for example, puddles, mountain streams, wastewater, ﬂoodwater, muddy creeks, wellwater, and swimming pools) and in animal feces. Once a dog ingests the cysts from a contaminated site, the cysts open inside the dog and take up residence and multiply in the intestines. Dogs at increased risk of contracting giardia include those that • • • • • • • Live outdoors Live on farms Hunt Are puppies Are in poor nutritional condition Have compromised immune systems Drink from rivers and streams Diarrhea is the principal symptom of giardiasis, though most dogs that contract giardia are asymptomatic and will eventually cure themselves.
Alaskan Malamutes (Stone, Lynn M. Eye to Eye With Dogs II.) by Lynn M. Stone