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  1. Dealing with the sporting-dog snots

    Ben J. Character

    If you have kids then you might consider yourself an expert on snotty noses, but what about your dog's nose?

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2006
  2. Hypothermia and the retriever

    Ben J. Character

    It doesn't have to be freezing for hypothermia to occur. Wind chill and constant exposure can also lead to hypothermic producing conditions.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2006
  3. Tiny bones, big problems

    Ben J. Character

    Although small, sesamoid bones are an important component to a properly functioning skeletal system.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2005
  4. Teething: The puppy vice

    Ben J. Character

    What, exactly, is going on in a pup's mouth that might make it more inclined to chew during the first few months of life?

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2005
  5. Caring for eye problems

    Ben J. Character

    Care for eye injuries should not be put off. Here are some problems to watch for in your dog.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2005
  6. Cherry eye in sporting dogs

    Ben J. Character

    A prolapsed gland of the third eyelid is a common problem encountered in hunting dogs, especially in the hounds.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2005
  7. Pre- and post- event care

    Ben J. Character

    The process of preventing injuries to your sporting dog begins well before the hunt and continues through to involve post-event care

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2005
  8. Snakebit: Rattler vaccine

    Ben J. Character

    Every year many a good dog is lost to snakebite envenomation, but the good news is that there is a new piece of armor against one of your dog's most vile enemies.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2005
  9. Blasto: A little yeast spoils the loaf

    Ben J. Character

    Blastomycosis, frequently shortened to simply "blasto," is a fungal disease caused by the organism Blastomyces dermatitides. In nature Blastomyces lives in the soil in the fungal form, but when it is inhaled into the warmer temperature of a body cavity (dog's or man's) it changes into a yeast form. It is this yeast that is so deadly.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2005
  10. Update: Protecting pup's heart

    Ben J. Character

    In August of 2004 ProHeart 6, a popular heartworm prevention medication, was voluntarily recalled by its producer — Fort Dodge Animal Health. In spite of the time that has passed, there are still many dog owners that have concerns and misunderstandings resulting from the recall.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2005
  11. Caring for the diabetic hunting dog

    Ben J. Character

    Diabetes is a lifelong disease, but it doesn't necessarily mean that a dog cannot still hunt. With proper diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring most diabetic hunting dogs can continue to perform.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2005
  12. The case of the wound that wouldn't heal

    Ben J. Character

    Recognize when an injury continues to worsen in spite of treatment efforts or seems to heal only to rupture open again and again.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2005
  13. Water woes: It's a year-round danger

    Ben J. Character

    Chronic water exposure and freezing temperatures can make being in the water a dangerous proposition for the retriever, but even when temperatures are mild, water can cause problems for your dog.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2005
  14. Frozen breeding

    Ben J. Character

    One method of overcoming long distances when trying to breed a dog is the use of frozen or chilled semen.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2005
  15. Keeping the older athlete in the field

    Ben J. Character

    Even the most cursory search of the current literature reveals abundant new research that specifically focuses on the needs of the older, or "geriatric," dog, making the increase in life expectancy we enjoy also available for our dogs

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2004
  16. Vested interests

    Ben J. Character

    The ultimate "tool" for the waterfowl hunter is their retriever. But, there are also tools that can be advantageous to our retrievers as well. One of the most popular is the neoprene vest.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2004